Edward Stafford (politician)

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Sir Edward Stafford

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3rd Premier of New Zealand
In office
2 June 1856 – 12 July 1861
MonarchVictoria
GovernorThomas Gore Browne
Preceded byWilliam Fox
Succeeded byWilliam Fox
In office
16 October 1865 – 28 June 1869
GovernorGeorge Grey
Preceded byFrederick Weld
Succeeded byWilliam Fox
In office
10 September 1872 – 11 October 1872
GovernorGeorge Bowen
Preceded byWilliam Fox
Succeeded byGeorge Waterhouse
6th Colonial Secretary
In office
4 November 1856 – 12 July 1861
Preceded byWilliam Richmond
Succeeded byIsaac Featherston
1st Superintendent of Nelson Province
In office
1 August 1853 – September 1856
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJohn Perry Robinson
Personal details
Born
Edward William Stafford

(1819-04-23)23 April 1819
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died14 February 1901(1901-02-14) (aged 81)
London, England
Political partyNone
Spouse(s)
Emily Wakefield
(m. 1846; died 1857)

Mary Bartley
(m. 1859; died 1899)
Children6
Alma materTrinity College Dublin
Signature

Sir Edward William Stafford GCMG (23 April 1819 – 14 February 1901) was the third Premier of New Zealand. He was the prime minister three times.

More readings[change | change source]

  • Bohan, Edward (1994). Edward Stafford, New Zealand's first statesman. Christchurch, New Zealand: Hazard Press. ISBN 0-908790-67-8.
  • Scholefield, Guy Hardy (1950) [1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer.
  • Wolfe, Richard (2005). Battlers Bluffers and Bully-Boys (1st ed.). Random House. ISBN 1869417151.