Francis Humphris Fraser

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The Honourable
Francis Fraser
Francis Fraser.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Te Aro
In office
15 April 1887 – 15 July 1887
Preceded by Charles Johnston
Succeeded by Andrew Menteath
New Zealand Legislative Councillor
In office
Appointed by Richard Seddon
Personal details
Born 1833
London, England
Died 7 August 1911
Wellington, New Zealand
Political party Liberal

Francis Humphris Fraser PC MP (1833–1911) was a politician in Wellington, New Zealand.

Early life[edit]

Fraser was born in London, England in 1833. He spent his childhood in Edinburgh, where he studied at Watson's Hospital School before returning to London in 1847. Fraser then promptly left London bound for New Zealand. He arrived in Wellington on board the Wild Duck in 1864.[1]

Political career[edit]

National politics[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1887 9th Te Aro Independent

Fraser briefly represented the Te Aro electorate in Wellington in 1887 after winning a by-election, from 15 April to 15 July, when he was defeated.[2] He unsuccessfully contested the three-member Wellington electorate in the 1890, 1893, and 1896 elections where he came sixth, fifth and seventh respectively.[3] Later, he was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council for one seven-year term from 1899 to 1906.[4]

Local politics[edit]

Fraser won a seat on the Wellington City Council in 1888. During his tenure on the council he was the central figure of Wellington's temperance movement. He also served on the Wellington Harbour Board, District Charitable Aid Board, and Wellington Hospital Trustees Board. The latter of these he also held the position of chairman.[1]


  1. ^ a b McKee 1897.
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 198. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. p. 2. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 77. 


New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Charles Johnston
Member of Parliament for Te Aro
Succeeded by
Andrew Menteath