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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. F. Lawry, — Parnell

page 69

Mr. F. Lawry,


Mr. F. Lawry,

Mr. F. Lawry,

Frank Lawry was born near the Cheddar Valley, Somerset, in 1842, and is thus 53 years of age. He was brought up as a farmer, and on his arrival in the Colony in 1864 devoted himself to dairy farming. He has always taken an active interest in farming pursuits, and is the Chairman of the Stock Committee. Amongst other public positions held by him are the following:—Chairman Epsom Road Board and the North Auckland Cattle Board, and member of the Auckland Board of Education. He has always been a prominent member of the Auckland Agricultural and Pastoral Association. He was first returned to the House in 1887 for Franklin North, but had been twice previously defeated, once by Sir G. M. O'Rorke, and once by Major Hamlin. He has sat uninteruptedly since 1887. He takes an active interest in sporting matters, and is a strong anti-prohibitionist.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Lawry, F. 1800 Returned.
Allen, W. Shepherd 1466 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3266; number on roll, 4194. Women on roll, 1925, of whom 1695 voted. It may be noted that more women voted in this constituency than in any other "single" constituency at last election.