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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. G. J. Smith, — Second Member for Christchurch

page 109

Mr. G. J. Smith,

Second Member for Christchurch.

Mr. G. J. Smith,

Mr. G. J. Smith,

George John Smith was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1861, and is therefore 31 years of age. His education was obtained at the Wesleyan Church school in the city of his birth, and on starting life seriously he entered the office of the English Government solicitors there, Messrs. Hamel and Maples. Arriving in Canterbury with his parents in 1880, he obtained a clerkship in the offices of Garrick and Co., where he remained for about eleven years. Mr. Smith has always taken an active part in the work of the Wesleyan Church, and has been a representative of New Zealand to the Australasian Conference as well as a district representative to the Colonial Conference. He took a very active part in connection with the Prohibition movement in Sydenham, and in consequence severed his connection with Garrick and Co. He is now confidential clerk to Bowron Bros., of Christchurch. He takes a warm interest in volunteering matters, having been for three years [unclear: tenant] of the Christchurch Rifles. He was also for some years a member of the Sydenham Borough Council.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Reeves, W. P. 5442 Returned.
Smith, G. J. 4610 Returned.
Collins, W. W. 3875 Returned.
Sandford, E. 3594 Defeated.
Hoare, J. O'B. 3098 Defeated.
Bradbury, C. H. 2937 Defeated.
Taylor, R. M. 2037 Defeated.
Hoban, W. 1976 Defeated.
Davie, M. 1846 Defeated.
Evison, J. S. 1753 Defeated.
George, Eden 1647 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 32,715; number on roll, 14,612. Women on roll, 6710, of whom 5989 voted.