Alfred Newman (politician)
|17th Mayor of Wellington|
|Preceded by||Thomas William Hislop|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Wilford|
|Born||27 April 1849
|Died||3 April 1924
Wellington, New Zealand
Alfred Kingcome Newman (27 April 1849 – 3 April 1924) was the Mayor of Wellington, New Zealand in 1909-10, and a Member of Parliament.
Newman was born in Madras, India, in 1849. The family migrated to New Zealand in 1853 and farmed at Waipukurau. He received his primary education in the Hawke's Bay region and Auckland, and travelled in 1863 to receive his secondary education in Bath, England. Newman became a Doctor of Medicine and returned to New Zealand in 1875.
|New Zealand Parliament|
The resignation of William Levin from the Thorndon electorate caused an 1884 by-election. At the nomination meeting, Thomas Dwan, Alfred Newman and Henry Bunny were proposed as candidates, with Dwan winning the show of hands. At the election on 14 May 1884, Newman, Bunny and Dwan received 636, 379 and 121 votes, respectively.
The Thorndon electorate was abolished at the end of the parliamentary term in 1890. Newman successfully contested the Hutt electorate in the 1890 election. At the 1893 election, he successfully contested the Suburbs of Wellington electorate. He was defeated in 1896 when he stood for Otaki. In the 1899 election, he came second in the Suburbs of Wellington electorate.
He was a member of the Legislative Council from 1 June 1923 to when he died on 3 April 1924, and for many years was on the Wellington Education Board, the Wellington College Board of Governors and the Senate of the University of New Zealand.
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- Wilson 1985, p. 223.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 129.
- "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 2. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
- Scholefield 1950, p. 82.
- No Mean City by Stuart Perry (1969, Wellington City Council) includes a paragraph and a portrait or photo for each mayor
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- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
|New Zealand Parliament|
|New constituency||Member of Parliament for Wellington Suburbs
Thomas William Hislop
|Mayor of Wellington