James Horn

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James Horn
James Horn.jpg
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Wakatipu
In office
Preceded by William Fraser
Personal details
Born 1855
Banffshire, Scotland
Died 1932
New Zealand
Political party Liberal

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


Early life[edit]

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]

Political career[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

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]


  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
Constituency abolished