John Richardson (New Zealand politician)
John Larkins Cheese Richardson
|3rd Superintendent of Otago Province|
17 May 1861 – 15 Apr 1863
|Preceded by||James Macandrew|
|Succeeded by||John Hyde Harris|
|4th Speaker of the Legislative Council|
|Preceded by||Thomas Bartley|
|Succeeded by||William Fitzherbert|
4 August 1810|
|Died||6 December 1878
Dunedin, New Zealand
Sir John Larkins Cheese Richardson (4 August 1810 – 6 December 1878) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician, and a cabinet minister.
Richardson was born in Bengal, India. His father was Robert Richardson, a civil servant of the East India Company who ran a silk factory. Richardson received his education at the East India Company College in Addiscombe, England. Afterwards, he was in the Bengal Horse Artillery, and rose to the rank of Major. He took part in the Afghan Campaign, 1842 and was decorated for gallantry for his part in the attack on Istalif. In 1845–1846 Richardson also took part in the First Anglo-Sikh War.
|Parliament of New Zealand|
|1862||3rd||City of Dunedin||Independent|
|1863–1866||3rd||Dunedin and Suburbs North||Independent|
|1866–1867||4th||Town of New Plymouth||Independent|
He was Superintendent of Otago Province 1861–1862. He then represented several electorates in Parliament: City of Dunedin in 1862 (resigned), then Dunedin and Suburbs North from 1863 to 1866, then Town of New Plymouth from 1866 to 1867, when he resigned.
University of Otago
Richardson was an inaugural member of the council of the University of Otago in 1869, becoming the university's Chancellor in 1871, and was also a member of the New Zealand University Council. The University of Otago's tallest building, the Richardson Building, is named in his honour.
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|Superintendent of Otago Province
John Hyde Harris
|Speaker of the New Zealand Legislative Council
|New Zealand Parliament|
|Member of Parliament for City of Dunedin
Served alongside: Thomas Dick
|Member of Parliament for Town of New Plymouth