Gilbert Carson (politician)

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Gilbert Carson (1842 – 4 March 1924) was an independent conservative Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1896–1899 13th Wanganui Independent

Carson was born at sea in 1842 two weeks before the ship reached Auckland.[1] He was a Mayor of Wanganui for three consecutive terms.[2]

He unsuccessfully contested the Wanganui electorate in the 1890 election.[3] He was elected to the Wanganui electorate in the 1896 general election, and was defeated in 1899.[4][5]

In 1914, he was appointed to the Legislative Council and served one term until 1921.[6]

Carson owned and edited the Wanganui Chronicle.[7] He had bought the newspaper in 1874.[1]

Carson died on 4 March 1924.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Obituary". Auckland Star. LV (55). 5 March 1924. p. 15. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Borough Of Wanganui". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1897. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "The General Election, 1890". National Library. 1891. p. 1. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wanganui Electorate". The Cyclopedia of New Zealand - Wellington Provincial District. Wellington: The Cyclopedia Company Limited. 1897. Retrieved 26 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 188.
  6. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 151.
  7. ^ Labrum, Bronwyn. "Bullock, Margaret". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Archibald Willis
Member of Parliament for Wanganui
1896–1899
Succeeded by
Archibald Willis