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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1902–1905 15th Marsden Independent
1905–1908 16th Marsden Independent
1908–1909 17th Marsden Independent
1909–1911 Changed allegiance to: Reform
1911–1914 18th Marsden Reform
1914–1919 19th Marsden Reform
1919–1922 20th Marsden Reform

Francis Mander (1849 – 27 August 1942) was a member of parliament in New Zealand, first as an Independent Conservative and then, from 1909, as a Reform Party member.

He won the Marsden electorate in Northland in the 1902 general election, and held it until 1922, when he retired.

He was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1923, and served on it to 1930.

In business he was a pioneer sawmiller and owner of The Northern Chronicle newspaper, based in Whangarei. He then purchased a popular newspaper, The Northern Advocate, and closed the Chronicle.

He was the father of the notable New Zealand novelist and journalist, Jane Mander, and a descendant of the Mander family of Midland England.


  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Robert Thompson
Member of Parliament for Marsden
Succeeded by
Alfred Murdoch