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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 69

Mr. J. H. Upton, Mayor of Auckland

Mr. J. H. Upton, Mayor of Auckland.

In such a matter as this, an important part was taken by the chief magistrate of the city, Mr. J. H. Upton, who had but recently taken office.

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Mr. J. H. Upton, our present Mayor, is an Englishman. He arrived in Auckland in 1866, and went into partnership with his brother as a bookseller and stationer. The business prospered, and it has now developed into a large and flourishing concern, known as "Upton and Co." For twenty years Mr. Upton has taken great interest in church matters. He has been a member of the Diocesan Synod for many years and a member of the General Synod when held in Christchurch, Auckland, and Dunedin. He is also a member of the General Trust Board and of the Melanesian Mission Trust Board. Among public positions which he has held are: Trustee of the Auckland Savings Bank for ten years, member of the Board of Education for the last six years (and chairman for two years), member of the Grammar School Board (elected by the members of the Upper and Lower Houses resident in the district), and member of the City Council four or five years ago. Mr. Upton can thus show as good a record in the public service as any gentleman in Auckland, and, as a fitting climax, he has recently been elected Mayor of Auckland.

J. H. Upton