Henry Driver

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1869–1870 4th Roslyn Independent
1871 5th Roslyn Independent
1878–1879 6th Roslyn Independent
1879–1881 7th Roslyn Independent
1881–1884 8th Hokonui Independent

Henry Driver (1831–23 Jan 1893) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Otago, New Zealand.

He was born in the United States, but as a young man emigrated to Victoria, Australia. When the Otago Gold Rush began in 1861 he established himself as a merchant in Dunedin. Later he joined with John Maclean to form Driver, Maclean & Co., auctioneers.[1]

He represented the Roslyn electorate from 1869 to 1871, when he resigned, and from 1878 to 1881. He then represented the Hokonui electorate from 1881 to 1884, when he retired.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Otago Daily Times, 24 Jan 1893, p.5
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 194. OCLC 154283103.