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The Hon. Sir Arthur Hamilton Gordon, GCMG

Term (in Years): 
1880 to 1882
Role: 
Governor of New Zealand

Sir Arthur was born in 1829 and graduated with an MA from Cambridge in 1851. A year later he became secretary to his father, who was Prime Minister from 1852 to 1855. Sir Arthur was a Liberal MP from 1854 to 1857.

His governorships, apart from New Zealand, included New Brunswick, Trinidad, Mauritius and Ceylon. He was the 1st High Commissioner to the Western Pacific 1877-82.

Sir Arthur was raised to the peerage in 1893 as Baron Stanmore. In his retirement, he undertook  literary and public work, and was a member of various House of Lords committees.

He died in 1912.

Biographical information courtesy of NZ Almanack

Visit the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography for more information

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