Oliver Samuel

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1884–1887 9th New Plymouth Independent
1887–1890 10th New Plymouth Independent

Oliver Samuel KC (1849 – 11 January 1925) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from the Taranaki Region of New Zealand.

Born in Saint Helier, Jersey in 1849, Samuel emigrated to New Zealand with his family in 1855.[1] He was educated at Nelson College from 1863 to 1865.[2]

He represented the New Plymouth electorate from 1884 to 1890, when he retired.[3]

On 22 January 1907, he was appointed to the Legislative Council. He was reappointed on 14 July 1914 and 14 July 1921. He remained a member until his death on 11 January 1925.[4] From 19 November 1918 until his death, he was Chairman of Committees.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Scholefield, G.H., ed. (1940). Dictionary of New Zealand biography (PDF). 2. Wellington: Department of Internal Affairs. p. 273. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition (CD-ROM).
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 232.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 163.
  5. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 169.

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Carncross
Chairman of Committees of the Legislative Council
1918–1925
Succeeded by
John Barr
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Thomas Kelly
Member of Parliament for New Plymouth
1884–1890
Succeeded by
Edward Metcalf Smith