UPPER HOUSE. FOUR AUCKLANDERS. APPOINTMENTS ANNOUNCED. TWO SELECTIONS TROM LABOUR. (By Telegraph.—Special to "Star.") WM.LINGTON, this d?y. The appointment of 14 additional members to the Legislative Council, including four Aucklanders, was announced to-day by tto Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. G. W. Forbes. By the announcement the rnmerical working strength of the Uppef House is brought up to 33. Two selections have been made from Labour interests. No indication is given us to jvhether the two members retiring mi Spday next, tho Hons. R. Scott and (.!. <J. Smith, will be reappointed. The new members are:— Hon. Eliot R. Davis, Auckland. .Hon. John Alexander, C.M.G., Auckland. Hon. Archibald Burns, Auckland. Hon. Thomas Bloodworth, Auckland. Hon. William Perry, Wellington. Hon. James McLeod, New Plymouth. Hon. William Hayward, Christchurch. Hon. Thomas Francis O'Byrne, Invercargill. Hon. Harold Arthur Russell, Hawke's Bay. Hon. Frederick Waite, formerly M.P. for Clutha. Hon. Vincent Ward, formerly M.P. for Invercargill. Hon. Sir R. Heaton Rhodes, of Christchurch, formerly M.L.C. Hon. Leonard Monk Isitt, of Christchurch, formerly M.L.C. Hon. G. J. Anderson, of Wellington, formerly M.P. for Mataura.and Reform Minister of Labour.
WHO'S WHO. MR. ELIOT DAVIS. Mr. Eliot Davis is one of Auckland's best known sporting and business men. Born at Nelson fifty-nine years ago, he was later educated at the Auckland Grammar School and Auckland University, and afterwards joined Hancock and Company, the firm which his father, the late Mr. Moss Davis, then owned. Mr. Davis has been a director of New Zealand Breweries, Ltd., since its inception. Mr. Davis has large business interests in Auckland and has always taken the keenest interest in all social and public work of the city, including the Auckland Territorial Association, of which he is the chairman. He has always had the welfare of his old school at heart, and inaugurated the building of the new library which has been one of the amenities of the Auckland Grammar School. In the city's commercial life, he is a member of the export committee' of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Davis has travelled extensively, and on his last trip abroad, which included Denmark and England, he investigated conditions there, especially in regard to pigs and butter, and the possible development of these two .big industries in New Zealand. As the owner of a sheep farm at Orerc and a dairy and pig farm at Papakura, he has been an enthusiastic advocate (if the extension of agricultural stock. He has also devoted much attention to the marketing of our butter and other primary products in England, and since his return has delivered a series of interesting radio talks on the matter. A prominent racing man for many years, Mr. Davis has also taken more than an ordinary interest in other forms of sport, particularly hockey, yachting, and football, while his success on the New Zealand and Australian turf is already well known. MR. W. HAYWARD. Mr. William Hayward has been prominent in Christchurch commercial life and sports circles. He was born in Christchurch and after a wide business experience founded one of the largest taxi firms there. He was for many years a member of the Canterbury A. and P. Association and is a past president. He
was • member of the Canterbury Employers' Association, the Technical College, Ohristchurch Tramways Board iind a member of the committee and reward of the Metropolitan Trotting ( lub. He is an authority on light horses and has acted as judge at many shows. MR. JOHN ALEXANDER. Mr. John Alexander, C.M.G., is senior partner of the Auckland legal firm of Alexander, Bennett, Sutherland and Warnock. He was born at Belfast, Ireland. He was educated in Belfast and later at Prince Albert College, Auckland. He founded the present firm in 1899. In 1927 he was created C.M.G. Mr. Alexander has taken a leading part in. Auckland social welfare work. He has been official visitor to the Auckland Mental Hospital since 1920 and a member of the Prisons Board since 1926. He was president of the Auckland Law Society in 1923 to 1925. He is a past president and trustee of the Auckland Club, past president and patron of the Auckland branch of the Navy League, president of the Ulster Society of Auckland, and was president of the Auckland Savings Bank from 1929 to 1931. Mr. Alexander has been closely associated -with yachting in Auckland, and is a foundation member of the North Shore Yacht Club. He has been closelv associated with the New Zealand Royal Yacht Squadron, where he has served both as rear and yicocommodoxa, _ lt _, „ .._/..... ,4..>-,_■
MR. A. BURNS. I Mr. Archibald Burns 'is ex-chairman of tho Auckland Education Board. He was born in Auckland, his parents having come here in the 'sixties. Mr. Burns lived for many years at the Thames. He became a member of the Thames Borough Council and is an ex-Mayor of the Thames. He was chairman of the Thames Hospital Trustees and was chairman of the Thames High School Board and a member of the Thames Hospital Board and Thames Harbour Board, besides being in charge of local firo prevention service for 15 years. Mr. Burns is a member of the Auckland Education Board and ex-chairman. He is a member of the Auckland Grammar School Board, the Auckland University College Council and Teachers' Training Committee. He has been a J.P. for 25 years and is a past grand officer of the New Zealand Freemasons. MR. T: BLOODWORTH. Mr. Thomas Bloodworth is secretary of the Auckland Carpenters' Union, and has taken a prominent part in Auckland local body life and the Labour "movement. He was born at Grantham, Lincolnshire, .England. Mr. Bloodworth was elected to the Auckland City Council in 1919, the Auckland Harbour Board in 1923, and the Auckland Electric Power Board in 1921. In 1918 and 1930 Mr. Bloodworth unsuccessfully contested the Parnell seat in the interests of Labour. MR. JAMES McLEOD. Mr, James McLeod has been chairman of the Taranaki Rugby Union and was president of the New Zealand Rugby Union when the South African football team visited' New Zealand. After being educated at the Otago Boys' High School he took up newspaper work. He was editor of the "Eltham Argus" and subeditor of the "Taranaki "Daily News."
Later he went into the printing business. He is an cx-president of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce, is vice-president of the Taranaki Jockey Club, a member of the executive of the New Zealand Racing Conference and a trustee of the New Plymouth Savings Bank. MR. WILLIAM PERRY. Mr. William Perry is a well-known barrister and solicitor of Wellington. Born on the West Coast, he was educated at Wellington College and Victoria College. He took up law, and in 1922 was elected president of the Wellington Law Society. He has been prominently identified with the work of the Navy League at Wellington. He served three years with the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces abroad, and has held the office of president of the Wellington R.S.A. Mr. Perry has been a member of the Wellington Rugby Union and the executive of the New Zealand Rugby Union. MR. T. O'BYRNE. Mr. T. O'Byrnc, of Invercargill, has been closely identified with the Labour movement in Southland. He was a farm worker, sawmiller and later bush manager for the New Zealand Pine Company. He then returned to the land. In 1904 he became chairman of the Southland branch of the Liberal and Labour Federation, and he was president of the Southland Timber Workers' Union. MR. HAROLD RUSSELL. Mr. Harold Russell is a sheep farmer at Hastings, and is chairman of the Hawke's Bay County Council. He was educated in England and at Lincoln Agricultural College, Christchurch. He took up farming in Hawke's Bay and specialised in stock breeding-. He established a stud of thoroughbred horses. He has served on the Hawke's Bay Jockey Club, Hawke's Bay Agricultural and Pastoral > Association, and was a member of the Hawke's Bay Harbour Board, Hawke's Bay Education Board and Te Aute Trust "Board. MR. F. WAITE. Mr. F. Waite was educated in Otago, and was employed by the "'Otago Daily Times" and "Witness" Company until 1913, when he went farming at Waiwcra South. He served in the Groat War, and won the D.S.O. From 1917 to 1918 he was chief instructor of Engineers in the New .Zealand training camps. He wrote an official history of the New Zealanders at Gallipoli. He organised the Co-operative Dairy Company of Otago. and has been president of the Otago Farmers' Union. He was member for Clutha from 1925 to 1931. MR. VINCENT WARD. Mr. Vincent Ward is a son of the late Sir Joseph Ward, formerly Prime Minister of New Zealand. Mr. Ward was educated at St. Patrick's College, Wellington, and after commencing a business career in New Zealand went to the United States and Canada. He served with the Canadian Forces in the Great War. On returning to New Zealand he joined the firm of J. G. Ward and Co., Christchurch, and later became private secretary to his father. He was returned to Parliament as member for Invercargill in 1930, but did not contest the scat at the 1931 election. MR. L. M. ISITT. Mr. L. M. Isitt, another former M.L.C., was born and educated in England. On coming to New Zealand, he entered the soft goods business, but in 1876 joined the ministry of the Methodist Church. He was ordained in 1881. H« became interested in temperance -work and took a prominent part in the temperance movement in New Zealand. He made several trips abroad and lectured on prohibition. In 1911 he was returned as M.P. for Christchurch, and held the seat to retirement in 1925. He was then appointed to the Legislative Council. Mr. Isitt has taken a prominent part in establishing ithe. Methodtefc Union,, in. New Zealand, ,
SIR HEATON RHODES. Sir Heaton Rhodes, who was formerly a member of the Legislative Council, has taken a prominent part in Now Zealand local body and political life. He is a sheep farmer at Tai Tapu, Canterbury. He was educated at Oxford University and was then called to the Bar at the Inner Temple. On returning to New Zealand he practised. In 1899 he was elected to Parliament as member for Ellesmere, and sat until the general' election of 1925, which he did not contest. He held various posts in the Reform -Ministry, including the Defence portfolio. He served in the South African War, and in the Great War was the New Zealand Rod Cross Commissioner, visited Egypt and Gallipoli. HON. G. J. ANDERSON. The Hon. G. J. Anderson was returned as M.P. for Mataura in 1908. He was appointed Minister of Internal Affairs in 1020, Minister of Labour and Mines in 1021, and Minister of Marine in 1928. He was defeated at the 1928 elections, and retired from politics. Mr. Anderson was a printer in his earlier life pri the "Lyttelton Times," and later he was the editor of a newspaper at Gore. He was one of the founders of the Canterbury Typographical Society. Before taking up his Parliamentary career Mr. Anderson was closely identified with educational work.
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