Harold Smith (New Zealand politician)

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1916–1919 19th Pahiatua Reform

George Harold Smith (1866–1936) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Smith was born at Masterton in 1866,[1] the son of Major J. Valentine Smith.[2]

Smith unsuccessfully contested the Pahiatua electorate in the 1899 election against the incumbent, John O'Meara, of the Liberal Party.[3]

He won the Pahiatua electorate in a 1916 by-election after the death of the previous MP, James Escott, and retired in 1919.[4]


  1. ^ Scholefield 1940, p. 310.
  2. ^ Scholefield 1940, p. 312.
  3. ^ "The General Election, 1899". Wellington: Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives. 19 June 1900. p. 1. Retrieved 12 February 2014. 
  4. ^ Scholefield 1950, p. 139.