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Charles Beard Izard

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Name  Charles Izard

Died  1904
Education  Magdalene College, Cambridge

Charles Beard Izard (1829–1904) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament and lawyer in Wellington, New Zealand.


Early life

Izard was born in Brighton, England, and educated at King's College London and Magdalene College, Cambridge, graduating in mathematics in 1854. After studying at Lincoln's Inn he was admitted to the bar in England. He married Miss Mary Ann Hayward from Sussex in 1859. She died in Wellington on 18 July 1900 aged 71 years.

In 1860 they emigrated to Auckland, and that year moved to Wellington. He was a Crown solicitor and partner in the law firm that became Bell Gully. His son, Charles Hayward Izard, was a partner in that firm from 1882 to 1897. He was on the boards of local schools and local companies e.g. the Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company and the Meat Export Company. He retired from the law in 1887 due to failing eyesight.

Political career

He contested the 1881 election in the Foxton electorate, where he was second of six candidates, beaten by James Wilson.

He represented the Wellington South and Suburbs electorate from 1887 to 1890, when he was defeated (for the Hutt electorate).

His son Charles Hayward Izard was also a Member of Parliament.


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