Robert Graham (New Zealand politician)
Robert Graham (15 May 1820 – 26 May 1885) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician in the Auckland area.
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He represented the Southern Division electorate (containing Waikato, Coromandel, the Bay of Plenty, and East Cape) in the 2nd New Zealand Parliament from 1855 to 1860, and then represented the Franklin electorate in the 3rd Parliament and the 4th Parliament from 1861 to 1868, when he resigned.
He was the fifth Superintendent of Auckland from 1862 to 1865. Prior to this, he had represented the Southern Division electorate on the Provincial Council from 1855 to 1857, and he represented the Franklin electorate from 1865 to 1869.
He has two great-grandsons who are – or have been – MPs:
- Doug Graham was a National MP from 1984 to 1999 and a cabinet minister
- Kennedy Graham is a current Green Party MP, who entered Parliament in December 2008
- Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
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Served alongside: Marmaduke Nixon, Theodore Haultain
William Turnbull Swan
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