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Alexander Hogg

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Name  Alexander Hogg
Role  Member of Parliament
Died  November 17, 1920

Alexander Hogg

Alexander Wilson Hogg (9 February 1841 – 17 November 1920) was a member of parliament for Masterton, in the North Island of New Zealand.


Member of Parliament

Hogg contested the Masterton electorate in the 1887 election, but was beaten by George Beetham. He represented the Masterton electorate in the New Zealand House of Representatives for 21 years from 1890 to 1911.

New Liberal Party

Hogg was associated with the New Liberal Party in 1905. Like most of the other New Liberals, Hogg wanted the establishment of a State bank, but he did not share their zeal for constitutional innovations, rejecting the idea of the referendum and claiming that the Elective Executive Bill should be put in the rubbish bin.

Hogg was made Minister of Labour, Customs, and Roads and Bridges in 1909. But he resigned from his portfolios in the same year because of general dissatisfaction with the Ward Government's policies.

Alexander Hogg sought election in 1911 as an Independent Labour candidate, and in 1912 became a member of the first New Zealand Labour Party. However, in the 1914 contest he stood as a Liberal in Masterton.

He was a newspaper editor/owner of the Wairarapa Star.


Alexander Hogg on politics in 1882: "Our system of general government is imperfect. The framework is already eroded and moth-eaten, loaded with parasites, suffering from a species of dry rot"


Alexander Hogg Wikipedia

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