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William Barron (politician)

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1879–1881 7th Caversham Independent
1881–1884 8th Caversham Independent
1884–1887 9th Caversham Independent
1887–1890 10th Caversham Independent

William Barron (1837 – 16 June 1916) was a 19th-century Member of Parliament from Dunedin, New Zealand.

Born in St Andrews, Scotland in 1837, Barron arrived in New Zealand in 1851. He first spent time as a miner and merchant on the Otago goldfields before engaging in business in Dunedin. He served as Grand Master of the New Zealand Lodge of Freemasons.[1]

He represented the Caversham electorate from 1879 to 1890, when he retired.[2]


  1. ^ "Obituary: Mr Wm. Barron". Otago Daily Times. 17 June 1916. p. 12. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
  2. ^ Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand parliamentary record, 1840-1984 (4 ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. p. 182. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
James Seaton
Member of Parliament for Caversham
Constituency abolished, recreated in 1893
Title next held by
Arthur Morrison