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Bell, Francis Henry Dillon

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Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 84 years of age.

Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

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1851 - Born on the 31st of May at Nelson, New Zealand.

1872 - Received a B.A. at St John's College, Cambridge.

1878-1911 - Served as Crown Solicitor in Wellington.

1890 - His first general election was defeated running as an independent for the seat of Wellington City.

1892-1897 - Elected Mayor of Wellington.

1901-1918 - He served as the latter's President.

1912 - Appointed to the Legislative Council and became Minister of Internal Affairs and Immigration.

1915 - Became the Minister of Immigration.

1918-1926 - He became the Attorney-General.

1922 - Represented New Zealand at the League of Nations.

1923 - Served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

       - Became a G.C.M.G. and was appointed to the Privy Council.(Order of St. Michael and St. Georges).

1925 - He became the Prime Minister of New Zealand.

1926 - After giving up his portfolios he returned to the League of Nations with Coates.

1936 - He died on 13th of March in Wellington.



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