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Stewart Reid

Daniel Stewart Reid
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Waikato

4 November 1925 - 18 October 1928
Frederick Lye
Frederick Lye
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Raglan

2 December 1931 - 1 November 1935
Lee Martin
Lee Martin
Personal details
Born30 October 1867
Drury, New Zealand
Died6 May 1952(1952-05-06) (aged 84)
Political partyReform Party

Daniel Stewart Reid (30 October 1867 - 6 May 1952) was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party.

Early life

Reid was born in Drury in 1867, some distance south of Auckland.[1] His parent had arrived in New Zealand from Argyllshire in Scotland in circa 1865.[2] His parents were Margaret and Walter Reid,[3] but his father's obituary published in the Auckland Star in July 1925 erroneously talks of Andrew Reid.[2] The family lived in Drury, and then in Wairoa in the Hawke's Bay Region.[4]

From approximately age eight,[4] Reid lived at Tuhikaramea near present-day Temple View in the Waipa District.[1] He married Margaret Donnet Hodgson on 8 April 1897.[5]

Political career

New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1925–1928 22nd Waikato Reform
1931–1935 24th Raglan Reform

Reid was involved in local affairs and served as chairman of the Waipa County Council, as a member of the Tuhikaramea Road Board and school committees, and as a member of the No. 2 District Highways Board and the Central Electric Power board.[1] When the Rural Counties' Association formed in 1925, Reid was elected onto the provisional executive.[6]

Reid was chosen as the official candidate for the Reform Party in early September 1925 for the Waikato electorate.[7] In the 1925 election, Reid successfully challenged the incumbent, Frederick Lye of the Liberal Party. At the next election in 1928, Lye in turn defeated him. He then defeated Lee Martin of the Labour Party for the Raglan electorate in 1931, but lost Raglan to Martin with the landslide to Labour in 1935.[8]

Later life and death

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[9] Reid died on 6 May 1952 and was buried at Paterangi Cemetery.[10] His wife died in July 1959 and was buried in the same grave.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b c "The Next Parliament". The New Zealand Herald. LXVIII (21046). 3 December 1931. p. 11. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Mr. Andrew Reid". Auckland Star. LVI (156). 4 July 1925. p. 11. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Birth Search". BDM Online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2014. Search for birth certificate 1867/15591
  4. ^ a b "Mr. Walter Reid". The New Zealand Herald. LXII (19061). 4 July 1925. p. 10. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Marriage Search". BDM Online. Department of Internal Affairs. Retrieved 2014. Search for marriage certificate 1897/4145
  6. ^ "Counties Association". The New Zealand Herald. LXII (19072). 17 July 1925. p. 10. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "The Waikato Seat". The New Zealand Herald. LXII (19115). 5 September 1925. p. 12. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ Scholefield, Guy (1950) [First ed. published 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840-1949 (3rd ed.). Wellington: Govt. Printer. p. 134.
  9. ^ "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2013.
  10. ^ "Daniel Stewart REID". Waipa District Council. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Margaret Donnet Reid grave monument". Gravestone Photographic Resource. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Margaret Donnet REID". Waipa District Council. Retrieved 2014.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Frederick Lye
Member of Parliament for Waikato
Succeeded by
Frederick Lye
Preceded by
Lee Martin
Member of Parliament for Raglan
Succeeded by
Lee Martin

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