Thomas Thompson (New Zealand politician)
|15th Minister of Justice|
2 March 1896 – 23 January 1900
|Preceded by||William Hall-Jones|
|Succeeded by||James McGowan|
21 January 1919|
|Political party||Liberal Party|
Thomas Thompson (1832 – 21 January 1919) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party.
Early life and career
Thompson was born in Ireland in 1832 where he was entered the grocery trade as a merchant. In 1853 he shifted to Australia during the gold rush in Victoria. Then he moved to Auckland in the 1860s and carried on a grocery business there.
In local matters Thompson served as a member of the Road Board, Domain Board and School Committee of Mount Eden. In 1878 he was elected a member of Auckland City Council, retaining his seat until 1884, also representing the Council on the Auckland Harbour Board.
Member of Parliament
|New Zealand Parliament|
|1890–1893||11th||City of Auckland||Liberal|
|1895–1896||12th||City of Auckland||Liberal|
|1896–1899||13th||City of Auckland||Liberal|
Later life and death
- Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
- Hamer, David A. (1988). The New Zealand Liberals: The Years of Power, 1891–1912. Auckland: Auckland University Press. ISBN 1-86940-014-3.
| Minister of Justice