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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 73

Mr. A. D. Willis. — Wangakui

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Mr. A. D. Willis.


Mr. A. D. Willis.

Mr. A. D. Willis.

Archibald Duddington Willis was born in Middlesex in 1842, and is thus 53 years of age. He arrived in the Colony when 15 years of age, having worked his passage out to Auckland. There he joined the mechanical staff of the Southern Cross newspaper, and having learned his trade as a printer and gained experience in various newspaper offices, he joined the late Mr. Ballance in establishing the Wanganui Herald. Mr. Willis subsequently established a separate printing and bookselling business, which he has successfully carried on ever since. He has held various public positions in Wanganui, and has always been a prominent supporter of the Wanganui harbour scheme. On the decease of Mr. Ballance in 1893, Mr. Willis was returned for the seat.

Result of General Election, 1893:—
Willis, A. D. 1669 Returned.
Carson, G. 1472 Defeated.
Parsons, A. J. 363 Defeated.

Votes recorded, 3504; number on roll, 4487. Women on roll, 1660, of whom 1454 voted.