James Samuel Dickson

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1911–1914 18th Parnell Reform
1914–1919 19th Parnell Reform
1919–1922 20th Parnell Reform
1922–1925 21st Parnell Reform
1925–1928 22nd Parnell Reform

James Samuel Dickson (1870 – 18 October 1939) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament in New Zealand.

Born in Belfast, County Antrim, in 1870, Dickson emigrated to New Zealand in about 1887.[1]

He won the Auckland electorate of Parnell in the 1911 general election, winning on the second ballot against a senior Liberal from Wellington, Sir John Findlay, with some support from Labour.[2] He held the seat until 1928,[2] when he was defeated. He was the chief government whip from 1919 to 1928, and also served as chair of the railways committee and the labour bills committee.[1]

Outside of parliament, Dickson served on the Remuera Road Board for 15 years, including five years as chairman. He was also a member of the Auckland City Council, the Auckland Drainage Board, the Auckland Hospital Board and the Manukau County Council.[1]

He died in Auckland in 1939,[1] and was buried at Purewa Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d "Former M.P.: collapse in street". Auckland Star. 18 October 1939. p. 9. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 103. 
  3. ^ "Burial & cremation details". Purewa Cemetery and Crematorium. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Frank Lawry
Member of Parliament for Parnell
Succeeded by
Harry Jenkins