James Temple Fisher

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James Fisher in 1877
New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1876–1879 6th Heathcote Independent
1879–1881 7th Heathcote Independent

James Temple Fisher (1828 – 3 January 1905) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Canterbury, New Zealand.

Fisher arrived in New Zealand on the Charlotte Jane, one of the First Four Ships.[1]

He represented the Heathcote electorate from 1876 to 1881, when he was defeated.[2]

He was Postmaster-General and Commissioner of Telegraphs in the Grey Ministry, from 15 October 1877 to 8 October 1879.

He died on 3 January 1905 at his home in south Colombo Street in the Heathcote district.[1][3] He is buried at Barbadoes Street Cemetery.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obituary". The Press. LXII (12084). 5 January 1905. p. 10. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 196. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ "Deaths". The Press. LXII (12084). 5 January 1905. p. 1. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Late Mr J. T. Fisher". The Press. LXII (12085). 6 January 1905. p. 5. Retrieved 20 August 2014. 
Political offices
Preceded by
George McLean
Postmaster-General
and Commissioner of Telegraphs

1877–1879
Succeeded by
John Hall
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
John Cracroft Wilson
Member of Parliament for Heathcote
1876–1881
Succeeded by
Henry Wynn-Williams