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Past and Present, and Men of the Times.

Mr. F. H. Fraser, J.P.

Mr. F. H. Fraser, J.P., is one of our most prominent public men. He has served the city well, as Chairman of the Wellington Hospital for eleven years, as a member of Licensing Committees for ten years, member of Education Board nine years, City Council nearly nine years, and for some years past has been a member of the Harbour Board, &c., Deputy Inspector of Asylums, &c., &c. These are a few of the many public services he has rendered to the citizens. He came from London in the good ship "Wild Duck," in 1864. He at once took a lively part in the temperance question; the offices he held and still holds in common with this movements are too numerous to mention in this short notice. In 1887 he contested the Te Aro seat for Parliament, and succeeded in obtaining the same by a large majority against W. T. L. Travers. He held the position until the dissolution of Parliament in the same year. It is fortunate for Wellington that he is still doing good service for the citizens, instead of being engaged in politics.