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NEW MEMBERS.

w r MR G. J. AXDERSON. The newly -elected member for Mataura, Mr George James Anderson, who has achieved the remarkable feat of ousting tket Minister of Lands {the Eon. R- M\Nkb) from political office and regaining tho seat for the Opposition (for whom it was last held by the JtLon. G. F. Hie^rdsor.), is a journalist by profession, being editor and part-proprieior of. the Mataura Ensign. He was born at Back Ore-sk, Bendigo, some 48 years' ago. His parents came over to Tuapeka. in 1862, at— the time of the gold rush. Air Anderson was educated at the Lawrence High School, and first Icernt tho smell of printer's ink at the early age cf 14. He served his apprenticeship as a compositor at the office of the Tuapeka V^nes, an-d afterwards' took a position on tho mechanical staff of the Xort.h Otago Times. Subsequently he went to Chrjfitchurch, artd was for a number of years a compositor orii j the Lyttelton Times. He took a prominent , part in the Typographical Association at the time of the trouble culminating in the maritime strike, and some time later was appointed reader on the Otago Daily Times. Seven years ago. Mr Anderson accepted' a partnership in the Mataura Eneign, and acted as business manager of the eompanv, taking over editorial control some montns ago. Since settling in Gore Mr Anderson has identified himself witih many local institutions, and is particularly interested in educational matters. He is a member both of the Gore High School Board and the Southland Education Board. Mr Anderson is a prominent and enthusiastic Freemason and a P.M. of Lodge Harvey. MR G. V. PEARCE. j Mr George Vate-r Pearce (Opposition), member-elect for Patea, is a farmer at Kakaramea, about four miles from Patea. The Pearce family are well known in the Patea district, where they have resided for many years. Mr Peatce'3 father was a farmer and a great breeder of prize pig.s ; his brothers are also living on the land. The Opposition candidate grew up in Patea, and at a fairly early age began to interest himself in local politics. Be knows the requirements of his district as well, parhaps, aa any-one j lie is a. man witli tito courage of his convictions, and a determine J — hw opponents n-.ig-ht call him obstinate — worker for anything he thinks is right. This was his first attempt to fly for the

parliamentary stake=, but his friends think that hi-s gocd work on local bodies — County Cmincil and. other — have gi*en him a cUum to the more honourable position. Short in stature, dark of hair, he is, if not a polished speaker, fairly fluent. MR J. B. HINE. John Bird nin.3 (Oppofiiticn) is a' farmer as Huiroa, and son cf an ex-farmer, who, making a competence, settled down in a sunny spot in Xew Plymouth. At the election in 1905 Mr Hine gave tho sitting member a very clos-3 run, and there were not wanting those who "believed that he would have won the seat had not Mr Wake, an Independent candidate, taken a few hundred votes, the bulk of which they claim would have gone to liim. He is a. man in the- prime of life, with a gcod knowl-s-dge of New Zealand politics, ajKJ decided opinions. During tho election campaign just en-ded he gave evidence of being a determined fighter,* who can hit' hard when he thinks the occasion demands it. He. has served his district in the capacity of a county councillor, and has . the reputation of bsing a practical man, one who will prove an excellent addition to the ranks of New Zealand's law-makers. He has' been successful in hie own affaire — ergo, ho should be a gocd M.P. : MR A. E. GLOVER. Mr Glover, who has been elected for Auckland Central, has been an Auckland^ for *he last 46 years. He was born in Nottingham, buc came out here witr his parents when. ■he was a boy of 13. Five years later the Thames goldfidds attracted him, and he. was one of the earliest to cecure a miner's right. The field , ddd not prove th© T2l Dorado he had hoped for, to him at anyrate, and he returned to Coromandel, where- his father kept an hotel. Mr Glover has acquired a knowledge of the Native language.,- and * frequently acted as an interpreter at the courts. He subsequently purchased a small vessel, and traded along the gulf coasts, la the early seventies, shortly after his marriage, he removed to Auckland and kept the old Waverley Hotel, where Victoria Arcade is now. Subsequently he gave up hotelkeeping, and acted as agent for the "Coromandel Steamehip Company, and laterly he has worked up an important business in th© islands trade, partienlariy in connection with the Cook Group, his wife beiag a niece of one of the high chaeftaiys of Earotonga. He has been a member 4>f the City Council for the past 16 years, with but on© interval. He represented South Ward till the ward system was abolished, and ha& dons much useful work in the municipal governing of Auckland. Mr Glover has also ' Jiad extensive experience on the Harbour Board, having been appointed on three dif-' ferent occasions to that body as one of tho City Council's representatives. He has also been a member of tho Hospital Board and^ the City Schools Committee. MR H. V. REED. Mr Herbert Vernon Reed (Bay of. Islands) is the youngest son of the late Mr G. M. Reed, the well-known journalist, of Auckland. He is about 37 years of age, and is a < native of Auckland City. He was educated at the Vatoria College, Jersey (Channel Islands), Dulwich College, London, and the Melbourne University. For a time Mr Reed was a reporter on the Sydney Morning Herald. Later' on he passed his legal 'examinations in New Zealand, and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court.* Some 10 "or 12 years ago he succeeded his brother, Mr J. R. Reed (now of - Auckland) in the latter's legal "practice at Kawakawa. Mr Reed is a sup-porter-af the present Government. tg, ,

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NEW MEMBERS., Otago Witness, Issue 2854, 25 November 1908

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NEW MEMBERS. Otago Witness, Issue 2854, 25 November 1908

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