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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. C. E. Button, — Third Member for Auckland

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Mr. C. E. Button,

Third Member for Auckland.

Mr. C. E. Button,

Mr. C. E. Button,

Charles Edward Button was born at Launceston, Tasmania, in 1839 and is 56 years of age. He arrived in the Colony in 1863, and on the West Coast gold-fields breaking out proceeded to Hokitika, where, besides practising as a barrister and solicitor, he took an active part in local politics. Was Mayor of that town, and also sat for Hokitika in House of Representatives, but resigned his seat, From Hokitika he removed to Christchurch, and after living there a number of years he joined the well-known legal firm of Whiltaker and Russell, Auckland. In the Auckland district Mr. Button has taken an active part in many public matters, both local and colonial. He frequently lectures for Churches and also conducts religious services.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Grey, Sir G. 6379 Returned
Crowther, W. 4584 Returned
Button, C. E. 4214 Returned
Tudehope, T. 4146 Defeated
Thompson, T. 3950 Defeated
Napier, W. J. 3531 Defeated
Withy, E. 2393 Defeated
Shera, J. M. 793 Defeated
Vaile, S. 502 Defeated
Fernandez, T. 92 Defeated

Votes recorded, 30,584; number on roll, 16,788. Women on roll, 6680, of whom 5283 voted.