Richard Seddon

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Richard John Seddon

Rt. Hon. Richard Seddon in 1905.
15th Prime Minister of New Zealand[1]
In office
27 April 1893 – 10 June 1906
Edward VII
GovernorDavid Boyle
Uchter Knox
William Plunket
Preceded byJohn Ballance
Succeeded byWilliam Hall-Jones
ConstituencyHokitika, Kumara, West Coast
Personal details
Born(1845-06-22)22 June 1845
Eccleston, England
Died10 June 1906(1906-06-10) (aged 60)
At sea
Political partyLiberal
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.

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  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.