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Bell, Francis Henry Dillon

Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1936 AD
Nationality: New Zealand
Categories: Politician, Prime Ministers

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.