Alfred Cadman

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Sir Alfred Jerome CadmanKCMG (17 June 1847 – 23 March 1905) was a New Zealand politician of the Liberal Party. He was the Minister of Railways from 1895 to 1899 in the Liberal Government.

New Zealand politician

Sir Alfred Cadman
11th Speaker of the Legislative Council
In office
7 July 1904  23 March 1905
Preceded by John Rigg
Succeeded by Richard Reeves
1st Minister of Railways
In office
24 November 1895  28 April 1899
Prime Minister Richard Seddon
Succeeded by Joseph Ward
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Coromandel
In office
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Thames
In office
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for City of Auckland
In office
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato
In office
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Ohinemuri
In office
Personal details
Alfred Jerome Cadman

17 June 1847
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Died 23 March 1905(1905-03-23) (aged 57)
Auckland, New Zealand
Political party Liberal Party

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Cadman was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1847. His family emigrated to Auckland in 1848.[1]

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
18811884 8th Coromandel Independent
18841887 9th Coromandel Independent
18871890 10th Coromandel Independent
18901893 11th Thames Liberal
1893 11th City of Auckland Liberal
18931896 12th Waikato Liberal
18961899 13th Ohinemuri Liberal

He was the Member of Parliament for several electorates: Coromandel 1881–1890, Thames 1890–1893 (resigned), City of Auckland 1893, Waikato 1893–1896 and Ohinemuri 1896–1899, when he retired from the Lower House.[2] He resigned and was re-elected in the 1893 by-election after a challenge to his personal integrity.

In 1899 he was then appointed to the Legislative Council, of which he was a member from 21 December 1899 until he died, and was Speaker from 7 July 1904 until he died.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in June 1901, on the occasion of the visit of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) to New Zealand.[3] In 1903 he was knighted and promoted to a Knight Commander within the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG).

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