James Horn

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James Horn (1855–1932) was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament in Otago, New Zealand.

Biography[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1919–1922 20th Wakatipu Liberal
1922–1925 21st Wakatipu Liberal
1925–1928 22nd Wakatipu Liberal
1928 Changed allegiance to: United

Horn was born in Banffshire, Scotland and came to Otago in 1879. He was a storekeeper at Bannockburn, Otago from 1883 to 1928, when he moved to Dunedin.[1]

He won the Wakatipu electorate in the 1919 general election, and held it to 1928, when he retired.[2] In parliament he supported construction of the Otago Central Railway to Clyde and then Cromwell, and the breaking-up of large estates.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomson, Jane (editor) (1998). Southern People: a dictionary of Otago Southland biography. Dunedin: Longacre Press. ISBN 1-877135-11-9. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 206. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
William Fraser
Member of Parliament for Wakatipu
1919–1928
Constituency abolished