HON W. D. S. MACDONALD. i.u Hon. -W. D. S. MacDonald is aii Ausi.4* in by birth,- the son of a Gippsiand t-aitle rancher. He has'eari\ed liis living "ou his own bat" since 12 years of age/ and at droving, overlariding, arii*! swaggmgj he did. his share in early maiihood. Born at Meningvvortfi, V western district of Victoria, in" 1862," Mr MacDonald came to Hew Zealand in 1882 and has resided oif the East Coast practi--tally ever since. In local government affairs ho. has also done good service -on* * both Ihe Waiapu and Cook County (Councils-, and has taken a. leading part in the local hospital and charitable aid hoards. Mr W. D. S. MacDonald first gained his seat 'in Parliament 'Y at the general elections in 11908. His evident Miicerity of purpose arid plaity yet forceful utterances, held the close 'attention cf the House. He Was a man who had walked the country with; his swag, upon liis shoulders. All the" vicissitudes of the life of a pioneer had been his, and -lie , had '' won out" to the position* of a man now possessing a big stake in the country. .■ . HOI)" G. W. RUSSELL. - The Hon. G. W. Itussell has had a wide journalistic experience. He was born* in London in 1854 and landed in New Zealand in 1865. After serving in the office of the, Southern News and, the Wellington Post he became a prbba'tioner for the Wesleyan Church Ministry, and was stationed successively at . "Gisborne, New- Plymouth and Hokitika. Following this .he was sub-editor of the Wellington Chronicle, and later established the Waikato News. Be purchased the Christchurch Spectator in 18^8, and has had control ever since. . He first contested and won the Foxtbnseat in 1881. .- and. iri 1887 lie won the Waikato seat! ' With the exception of one session— .1896-1899— Mr Russell has been M.P. for Yßiccarton since 1893. He is a member .of the Board of , Governors of the College He was married , in 1879 to a daughter of Mr G. M. Park, of Hokitika, and lias a large family. HON. JAMES COLVIN. The Hon. James Colvin Mas first elected for Buller in 1899, and ha* sat for, that electorate ever since. In 1902 he >vas opposed by Mr Isitt, M.P., who stood -for-the seat in order to ensure the taking of a local option poll. The pollute resulted— Colvin 3370, Isitt 769 Mr Colvin came to the New Zealand goldfields in- 1862 and had stores in many of the mining districts in the South Island. In 1885 he was elected to the Buller County Council and served six years, and in 1893 was chairman of the 'Westport Harbor Board. He was Mayor of Westport from 1898-1900. He occupied i l D seafc ou t,,e Nelson Education Board in 1894v Mr Colvin has been an Oddfellow tor many years, being connected with the Westport Lodge. The ne\y Minister I . was senior Government Whip, in 1906 and for several years has been Chairman "f (omniilt^os. TTe wa.s boinat Donegal frelnhd, in 1844. \
HON. H. G. ELL, The Hon/ IL G. Ell was born at Christchurch in 1862. He was first elected for Christchurch City iri 1899 aikl has retained his seat by, substaid.ial majorities ever since: Since he was fifteen years of age, he has shown a- natural bent for politics, of which he has made a special study, and is a diligslit reader, ln his private life he has ha .1 a varied experience, having done survey work, -wool-scouring, printing and stereotyping^ and has also served for three years in the Armed Constabularv at Parihaka. From 1884 he has been active in connection, with Labor., end other 7 political organisations in Christ■fcmtrdh. •"'HeMias'"" served 'A tei-ihs" birscliobl committees, the Canterbury College Board of Governors, and the* Sprev ion Road .Board. He has been a stro.ig mover in the Prohibition cause, and is a member of the Canterbury prohibition Council. In 1891 he married the daughter of Mr Alfred Gee, of Linwood, and lias threo daughters. HON. THOMAS' , BUXTON. Th© Hon. Thomas Buxton is compaiatively a young member, being elected for Tenmka in 1908. He has be_n Mayor of Temuka for several years, ;.:id was formerly a- borough councillor. He is a son of Mr S. Buxton, foriherly M.P. for Rangitata, and was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1863. Aiter receiving considerable experience in the employ of the Canterbury Farmers' Cooperative Association stores in Timaru, ■he commenced business on his own account as a grain and produce merchant in Temuka in 1892. Air Buxton married a daughter, of _\lr K. Brown, of Temuka, in 1898. He was elected .Mayor in 1902 in succession to Major Hayluu-st, resigned.
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