William Cowper Smith

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Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
1881–1884 8th Waipawa Independent
1884–1887 9th Waipawa Independent
1887–1890 10th Woodville Independent
1890–1893 11th Waipawa Liberal

William Cowper Smith (1843 – 5 March 1911) was a Liberal Party[1] member of parliament in New Zealand.

He represented the Waipawa electorate from 1881 to 1887, then the Woodville electorate from 1887 to 1890 (the electorate only existed for those three years), then the Waipawa electorate again from 1890 to 1893, when he retired.[2]

On 13 December 1895, he was appointed to the Legislative Council. At the expiry of the seven-year terms, he was reappointed on 13 December 1902 and on 13 December 1909. He remained a member until his death on 5 March 1911.[3] For three periods between 1902 and 1908, he was Chairman of Committees of the Legislative Council.[4] He had been the government's preferred candidate as Chairman of Committees in 1901[5] but W. D. H. Baillie won the election and was confirmed for another (his last) session.[6][7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hamer 1988.
  2. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 235.
  3. ^ Wilson 1985, p. 164.
  4. ^ Wilson 1985, pp. 168–169.
  5. ^ "Political Gossip". The Press. LVIII (11012). 9 July 1901. p. 5. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "General Assembly". The Press. LVIII (11014). 11 July 1901. p. 6. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "Political Notes". The Star (7147). 11 July 1901. p. 3. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 

References[edit]

  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 19 April 2012 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103. 
  • The New Zealand Liberals: The Years of Power, 1891–1912 by David Hamer (Auckland University Press, 1988) ISBN 1-86940-014-3
Political offices
Preceded by
W. D. H. Baillie
Chairman of Committees of the Legislative Council
1902–1903
1906
1907–1908
Succeeded by
John Rigg
Preceded by
Richard Reeves
Succeeded by
Richard Reeves
Preceded by
Richard Reeves
Succeeded by
Richard Reeves
New Zealand Parliament
New constituency Member of Parliament for Waipawa
1881–1887
1890–1893
Succeeded by
Thomas Tanner
Preceded by
Thomas Tanner
Succeeded by
Charles Hall