Thomas Mason (politician)

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Thomas Mason in 1882

Thomas Mason (28 July 1818 – 11 June 1903) was a New Zealand quaker, runholder, horticulturalist and Member of Parliament.

Biography[edit]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Hutt Independent
1881–1884 8th Hutt Independent

He was born in York, Yorkshire, England on 28 July 1818.[1] He attended Bootham School, York.[2]

He represented the Hutt electorate from 1879 to 1884, when he was defeated.[3]

His daughter, Elizabeth Catherine Mason, was the mother of Thomas Wilford.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brodie, James W. "Mason, Thomas". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Bootham Old Scholars Association (2011). Bootham School Register. York, England: BOSA. 
  3. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 218. OCLC 154283103. 
  4. ^ Butterworth, Susan. "Wilford, Thomas Mason - Biography". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 17 December 2011. 
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Henry Jackson
Member of Parliament for Hutt
1879–1884
Succeeded by
Henry Samuel Fitzherbert