Searby Buxton

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1887–1890 10th Rangitata Independent

Searby Buxton (20 February 1832 – 18 February 1919)[1] was a 19th-century Member of Parliament in Canterbury, New Zealand[2] and father of New Zealand politician Thomas Buxton.

He represented the Rangitata electorate from 1887 to 1890, when he was defeated in the Geraldine electorate by Arthur Rhodes.[1] He represented the Liberal Opposition, and lost with 671 votes to Rhodes' 994,[3] despite an Election Ballad eulogising him.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Obituary". Ashburton Guardian. XXXIX (9529). 19 February 1919. p. 5. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 187. OCLC 154283103. 
  3. ^ Wanganui Herald of 6 December 1890, page 2
  4. ^ Christchurch Star of 2 December 1890 page 3