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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Dr. A. K. Newman, — Wellington Suburbs

page 91

Dr. A. K. Newman,

Wellington Suburbs.

Dr. A. K. Newman,

Dr. A. K. Newman,

Alfred Kingcome Newman was born in 1849, in India. He is therefore 46 years of age, but looks considerably younger, being wonderfully well preserved. His father, Captain Newman, of the Indian Navy, on his retirement from active service, settled in Hawke's Bay. Dr. Newman was sent home to be educated, and underwent a course of tuition at Bath, Guy's Hospital and Aberdeen University, afterwards qualifying at the Royal College of Physicians, London. In 1876 he settled in Wellington. practising medicine, subsequently joining a wine and spirit firm (Zohrab, Newman & Co.) He speedily took an active part in local politics, and in 1881 blossomed out as a candidate for the Foxton seat, but was unsuccessful. At the following election, 1884, he was returned for the Thorndon seat, a part of the City of Wellington. He has ever since held a seat in the House of Representatives, and at present sits for Wellington Suburbs.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Newman, A. K. 1839 Returned.
Wilford, T. M. 1715 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3554; number on roll. 4544. Women on roll, 1860, of whom 1622 voted.