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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Legal — Graham, John,


Graham, John, B.A., LL.B., Barrister and Solicitor, McArthur Street, Feilding. This practice was established in the year 1907. The premises are new and contain four well-furnished rooms. Mr. Graham is an expérienced lawyer, and has secured a first-class connection. He also does a large amount of work for the Maoris. Mr. R. J. Harper is managing clerk. Mr. Graham was born in Nelson in the year 1879, and is the youngest son of Mr. John Graham, M.P. He was educated at the public schools and Nelson College, and afterwards attended lectures at Victoria College, Wellington, while serving his articles with Mr. W. T. L. Travers and Mr. H. D. Bell, K.C. In 1901 he took the B.A. degree, and in 1903 graduated in law, winning highest honours in the Dominion for practice and procedure. His extra efficiency in this department was due to his experience in the Appeal and Supreme Courts with Mr. H. D. Bell, K.C., and his partner, Mr. Meyers. While in Wellington Mr. Graham took a very keen interest in debating, and had the honour of representing his college at the inter-collegiate debating contest held in Christchurch in 1902. In 1907 he removed to Feilding and established his present practice.