Robert William Smith (politician)

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Smith in 1909.

Robert William Smith (1871–1958) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.

Political career[edit]

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1909–1911 17th Rangitikei Liberal
1911–1914 18th Waimarino Liberal
1914–1919 19th Waimarino Liberal
1919–1922 20th Waimarino Liberal
1925–1928 22nd Waimarino Liberal
1928 Changed allegiance to: United

He won the Rangitikei electorate in a 1909 by-election and held it to 1911. In 1911, he won the Waimarino electorate, which he held to 1922, when he was defeated by Labour's Frank Langstone. In the 1925 election, Smith won it back, but was defeated again by Langstone in the 1928 election.[1]


  1. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 235. OCLC 154283103. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Arthur Remington
Member of Parliament for Rangitikei
Succeeded by
Edward Newman
New constituency Member of Parliament for Waimarino
Succeeded by
Frank Langstone
Preceded by
Frank Langstone