James Frederick Arnold

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James Frederick Arnold c. 1905.

James Frederick Arnold (1859–1929) was a New Zealand Member of Parliament of the Liberal Party for various Dunedin electorates.

Private life[edit]

Born in Guernsey, Arnold came to New Zealand in 1864. He was a bootmaker and trade union leader.[1] Arnold was known as "the bootmakers lawyer" at the Industrial Conciliation & Arbitration (ICA) Court.[2]

Member of Parliament[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1899–1902 14th City of Dunedin Liberal-Labour
1902–1905 15th City of Dunedin Liberal-Labour
1905–1908 16th Dunedin South Liberal-Labour
1908–1911 17th Dunedin Central Liberal-Labour

James Arnold represented City of Dunedin (1899–1905), Dunedin South (1905–1908) and Dunedin Central (1908–1911) in the New Zealand House of Representatives.[3]

At the 1905 election, Arnold stressed his Independent credentials and said that the "present administration [i.e. Premier Richard Seddon's Liberal Government] were not all they should be", favoured the elective executive bill, and held himself at liberty to compel the Ministry to reconstruct.[4]


  1. ^ Hamer 1988, p. 361.
  2. ^ Hamer 1988, p. 186.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 180.
  4. ^ Whitcher 1966, p. 242.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  • The New Zealand Liberals: the Years of Power 1891-1912 by David Hamer (1988, Auckland University Press, Auckland)
  • The New Liberal Party 1905 by G.F. Whitcher (1966, MA Thesis-University of Canterbury, Christchurch)
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John A. Millar
Member of Parliament for Dunedin Central
Succeeded by
Charles Statham