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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. A. W. Hogg, — Masterton

page 55

Mr. A. W. Hogg,


Mr. A. W. Hogg,

Mr. A. W. Hogg,

Alexander Wilson Hogg was born at Glasgow, in 1845. At the age of twelve he, with his relatives, came out to Victoria, where he followed up the rushes for a lime, trying his fortune as a digger, storekeeper, farmer, and finally journalist. Eighteen years ago he arrived at Dunedin, when he joined the staff of the Southern Mercury; since then he has edited journals in Ashburton, Timaru and Masterton. He was returned as member for Masterton at the General Election of 1890. For years he took an active interest in educational matters on the local School Committee, besides occupying the position of Licensing Commissioner, and during the last four years he has been a member of the Wellington Land Board. At last General Election he was opposed by Mr. W. W. McCardle, a local politician, and Mr. Harkness, ex-M.H.R. for Nelson, and formerly Opposition Whip. In Victoria he took a prominent part in forming a Miners' Protection League, the object of which was to substitute Courts of Arbitration for Law Courts. He has been the recipient of a number of very substantial testimonials from his constituents.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Hogg, A. W. 2282 Returned.
Harkness, J. G. 1054 Defeated.
McCardle, W. W. 428 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3764; number on roll, 5409. Women on roll, 1458, of whom 1212 voted.