|The Right Honourable
Richard John Seddon
|Rt. Hon. Richard Seddon in 1905.|
|15th Prime Minister of New Zealand|
27 April 1893 – 10 June 1906
|Preceded by||John Ballance|
|Succeeded by||William Hall-Jones|
|Constituency||Hokitika, Kumara, West Coast|
|Born||22 June 1845
|Died||June 10, 1906 (aged 60)
|Spouse(s)||Louisa Jane Spotswood (m. 1869)|
Richard Seddon (22 June 1845 – 10 June 1906) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1893 through 1906. He is the longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand. He introduced women's rights for his country in 1893, 25 years before the United Kingdom did.
- The title "Prime Minister" was used by Richard Seddon after 1901, following New Zealand's self-exclusion from the Federation of Australia.See: "Prime Minister: The Title "Premier"". Te Ara – An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, 1966. http://www.teara.govt.nz/1966/P/PrimeMinistersOfNewZealand/TheTitlepremier/en. Retrieved 27 August 2007.