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Alexander Harris

Alexander Harris

New Zealand politician
Alexander Harris
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Intro New Zealand politician
Was Politician
From New Zealand
Type Politics
Gender male
Birth 1878
Death 1952 (aged 74 years)
Dulwich College
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Alexander Harris (1878 – 24 August 1952) was a Member of Parliament for the Waitemata electorate in Auckland, New Zealand.

Birth and education

He was born in London in 1878, and educated at Dulwich College, London.

Member of Parliament

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1911–1914 18th Waitemata Reform
1914–1916 19th Waitemata Reform
1919–1922 20th Waitemata Reform
1922–1925 21st Waitemata Reform
1925–1927 22nd Waitemata Reform
1927–1928 Changed allegiance to: Independent
1928–1931 23rd Waitemata Independent
1931–1935 24th Waitemata Independent

Alexander Harris represented Waitemata in the House of Representatives for 24 years from 1911 to 1935.


In July 1927, Alex Harris publicly stated that he wanted more "freedom of action" and announced that he had "no intention of attending any caucuses of the Reform Party".

Harris and his colleague, Vivian Potter, were opposed to Gordon Coates and his moves to introduce public ferries and buses to compete with private enterprise in Auckland; an approach they regarded as "socialist". In retaliation, Coates removed Harris from his position as Chairman of the Commerce Select Committee.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 15 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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