Charles Todd (industrialist)

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Charles Todd
Personal details
Born (1868-05-28)28 May 1868
Peebles, United Kingdom
Died 21 August 1942(1942-08-21) (aged 74)
Wellington, New Zealand
Spouse(s) Mary Hegarty
Children Charles P. Todd
Desmond Todd
Kathleen Todd
Bryan Todd
Moyra Todd
Andrew Todd
Sheila Todd
Relatives John Todd (grandson)[1]
Religion Catholic

Charles Todd (28 May 1868 – 21 August 1942) was a New Zealand businessman and was a principal founder of the Todd Corporation. He was a committed Catholic and prohibitionist.[2]

Todd twice unsuccessfully stood for election to Parliament: he contested the Dunedin South electorate for the Reform Party in 1928,[3] and the Central Otago electorate as an independent Reform Party supporter in 1931.[4]


  1. ^ Monica Showalter (2001). "New Zealand's First Billionaire". Forbes. 
  2. ^ Nightingale, Tony. "Todd, Charles". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  3. ^ The General Election, 1928. Government Printer. 1929. p. 2. Retrieved 4 December 2013. 
  4. ^ The General Election, 1931. Government Printer. 1932. p. 2. Retrieved 2 November 2014.