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John Parkin Taylor


John Parkin Taylor

Parliament of New Zealand
Years Term Electorate Party
–1860 2nd Dunedin Country Independent

John Parkin Taylor (1812 – 12 August 1875) was a 19th-century New Zealand politician in Otago and Southland.

He represented the Dunedin Country electorate in the New Zealand Parliament from to 1860, when he retired.[1]

He was Superintendent of Southland Province from 1865 to 1869.[2] Taylor, Arthur Seymour, John Acland, James Crowe Richmond, James Rolland, James Prendergast, Henry Miller, Henry Joseph Coote and Alfred Rowland Chetham-Strode were all appointed to the Legislative Council on 8 July 1865.[3][4] Taylor's membership lapsed on 18 October 1867 through absence. He was reappointed on 4 July 1868 and served until his death on 12 August 1875.[5]


Political offices
Preceded by
James Alexander Robertson Menzies
Superintendent of Southland Province
Succeeded by
William Wood
Preceded by
John Cargill
Member of Parliament for Dunedin Country
Served alongside: William Cargill, Thomas Gillies
Constituency abolished

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