Francis Humphris Fraser
|Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Te Aro
15 April 1887 – 15 July 1887
|Preceded by||Charles Johnston|
|Succeeded by||Andrew Menteath|
|New Zealand Legislative Councillor|
|Appointed by||Richard Seddon|
|Died||7 August 1911
Wellington, New Zealand
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.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
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. He unsuccessfully contested the three-member Wellington electorate in the 1890, 1893, and 1896 elections where he came sixth, fifth and seventh respectively. Later, he was a member of the New Zealand Legislative Council for one seven-year term from 1899 to 1906.
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.
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|Member of Parliament for Te Aro
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