Richard Seddon

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The Right Honourable
Richard John Seddon
Rt. Hon. Richard Seddon in 1905.
15th Prime Minister of New Zealand[1]
In office
27 April 1893 – 10 June 1906
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Governor David Boyle
Uchter Knox
William Plunket
Preceded by John Ballance
Succeeded by William Hall-Jones
Constituency Hokitika, Kumara, West Coast
Personal details
Born (1845-06-22)22 June 1845
Eccleston, England
Died 10 June 1906(1906-06-10) (aged 60)
At sea
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Louisa Jane Spotswood (m. 1869)
Children 9
Religion Anglican

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 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. Retrieved 27 August 2007.