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__ Mr Thomas Edward Youd Sedcftm, the iK'W m-cniber i'or Wesdand, was born at Kiuiuira, on the West Coast of l,ho South la-and, on Juty 2nd, 1881, so that ho haa en to rod his twenty-third year. As a s;nsiU boy he was educated at tihe Kuiiiara Stat© school. Wiion olio iTunily romovod permanemly to Wellington ho -was ni'nt to the Te,raoe State sdhool, and , from there ho proceeded to Wellington College. On kaving tihe Wellington secondary school, he passed tiho matriculation examination of the New Zealand University, and continued his studies at Victoria Having decided t« adopt tllio taw as a. profession, he eat-oroi the office of Messrs Fimdlay, DaJzid, and Fmilay, and some tirno ago 'he passed: fhu lire* &f>otion of h : a LL.B. csnapination. He <Md not partio'.ilarly dist-inguish himself at school or at College, except as an athlete— or ratbor, as a eliort ddatomoa mnner. In tJiis capacity ho represented Victoria College fer four seasons. Ho also played in the football teaors of Wellington College and Victoria College. Mr Seddon, or Tom Seddon as his frionde and acquaintances call him, is a good-looking, manly young fellow, and he has made himself very popular in Wellington. Most people have thought that he has made a mistake in going in for polities under preesent circumstances, and before ho has completed his University course. That, however, remains to b« seen. Though ho does not at present appear to have anything like his father's ability or determination, he may, if he continues to hoid tho WosU land seat, develop in both directions. Tho dominating character and tho record of his father must, however, always be somewhat of a handicap to him in politics. Our Oreymouth correspondent telegraphs:—"When Mr Seddon opened his campaign at Kumara he. started his speech in a pleasant, well modulated voico that carried through tho theatre and hold the audience. Ho struck a sympathetic chord, and tho effect was retained throughout. The art of oratory has yet to com© to him, but his earnovrt face, his convincing expression, and his simple Seddonian gestures play their part, and chow that after all ho is no unlearned novice. Youthful lie appears, but his voice, has the confident ring of knowledge and assurance, while the vigoxir of his address shows that there is plenty ot fight in him."

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THE NEW MEMBER., Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12545, 14 July 1906

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THE NEW MEMBER. Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12545, 14 July 1906