Logan Campbell (politician)
|John Logan Campbell|
|John Logan Campbell as an elderly man|
|17th Mayor of Auckland City|
8 May 1901 – 25 July 1901
|Preceded by||David Goldie|
|Succeeded by||Alfred Kidd|
3 November 1817|
|Died||22 June 1912(aged 94)|
|Relations||John Cracroft Wilson (father-in-law)
Michael Campbell (great-great-great-grandson)
Sir John Logan Campbell (3 November 1817 – 22 June 1912) was a prominent New Zealand public figure. He was the son of Doctor John Campbell and his wife Catherine. He was described by his contemporaries as "the father of Auckland".
Logan Campbell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 3 November 1817. He was the third son in the family, although his brothers all died before him. The first son, James Campbell died in 1819 and the second son also called John Campbell died in 1813. The surviving son (John Logan Campbell) graduated as a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Edinburgh Medical School in 1839, and sailed for New South Wales, Australia later that year as a surgeon on the emigrant ship Palmyra.
Migration to New Zealand
In 1840, he came to New Zealand, arriving first in Coromandel and then Auckland the then capital of New Zealand founded by Governor William Hobson. Campbell and William Brown (a Scottish lawyer) who arrived at the same time, were the first Europeans to settle in the area.
Logan Campbell and Brown built the first house in Auckland (Acacia Cottage, which still survives), and opened the first shop. He quickly became prominent in Auckland, both in business circles and in public life. He was a director of the Bank of New Zealand, the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, and the New Zealand Insurance Company.
Campbell was appointed to the Auckland Executive Council on 20 March 1855, and he served until 15 September of that year. He was then Superintendent of Auckland Province from 25 November 1855 to 17 September 1856.
Member of Parliament
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1855–1856||2nd||City of Auckland||Independent|
|1860||2nd||Suburbs of Auckland||Independent|
Campbell entered the 2nd New Zealand Parliament, representing the electorates of the City of Auckland 1855–1856 (resigned). He was elected unopposed on 4 August 1860 in the Suburbs of Auckland electorate, replacing Joseph Hargreaves. Campbell retired at the end of the 2nd Parliament in later in 1860. He was a minister without portfolio in the government of Edward Stafford between June and November 1856.
In 1901 Sir John Logan Campbell was elected Mayor of Auckland for the royal visit that year (photo in mayoral robes), as David Goldie a temperance advocate did not want to toast the visiting Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York with alcohol.
During the royal visit, Logan Campbell donated Cornwall Park to the people of New Zealand and named it after the Duke and Duchess. He resigned from the mayoralty the month after the royal visit; it was understood that he would only take on the mayoralty for a short period to cover the royal visit.
- Stone, R. C. J. "Campbell, John Logan - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 31 March 2012.
- "Acacia Cottage". Register of Historic Places. New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 181.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 179.
- "Election for the Suburbs". Daily Southern Cross. Volume XVII, Issue 1319, 7 August 1860. p. 2. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Cyclopedia Company Limited (1902). "Mr. Joseph Hargreaves". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand : Auckland Provincial District. Christchurch. Retrieved 23 June 2010.
- Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
- Stone, R.C.J. (2007) - Logan Campbell's Auckland: tales from the early years. Auckland University Press. Auckland. ISBN 978-1-86940-393-5
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to John Logan Campbell.|
- Cornwall Park Trust Board's biography of Logan Campbell
- Background to Cambell's short Auckland mayoralty
- Photo of residence Kilbryde
- Mennell, Philip (1892). " Campbell, John Logan". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
|Superintendent of Auckland Province
|Mayor of Auckland City
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for Suburbs of Auckland
Served alongside: Theophilus Heale