Francis Henry Smith

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1911–1914 18th Waitaki Reform

Francis Henry Smith (1868 – 17 August 1936) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Smith was born in 1868 at Long Bay near Strahan, Tasmania. He came to New Zealand with his parents and obtained his education at schools in Burkes Pass and Timaru.[1]

He contested the Timaru electorate in the 1896 election, but was beaten by the incumbent, William Hall-Jones.[2]

He was elected to the Waitaki electorate in the 1911 general election, but was defeated in 1914 for Timaru.[3]

He died on 17 August 1936.[1]


  1. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy, ed. (1940). A Dictionary of New Zealand Biography : M–Addenda (PDF). II. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 310. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Untitled". The Timaru Herald. LX (2265). 10 December 1896. p. 1. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 235. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Steward
Member of Parliament for Waitaki
Succeeded by
John Anstey