Born: Aug 28, 1884 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 66 years of age.
1884 - Born on the 28th of August, in Hill of Fearn, near Tain, Scotland.
1908 - Fraser quickly became active in politics, becoming secretary of the local Liberal Association at the age of 16, and joining the Independent Labour Party.
1913 - Fraser became involved in the founding of the Social Democratic Party.
1916 - Fraser became involved in the foundation of the New Zealand Labour Party.
1916 - The government had Fraser arrested on charges of sedition. This resulted from their outspoken opposition to the war, and particularly their call to abolish conscription.
1917 - He rejected them soon afterwards, and eventually became one of the strongest advocates of excluding communists from the Labour Par
1918 - Fraser himself gained election to Parliament, winning the electorate of Wellington Central.
1919 - He soon distinguished himself through his work to counter the influenza epidemic.
1945 - Fraser worked with his newly-created Department of External Affairs, headed by Alister McIntosh, and devoted much of his attention to the formation of the United Nations.
1947 - Fraser also took up the role of Minister of Native Affairs.
1950 - Fraser became Leader of the Opposition, but declining health prevented him from playing a significant role. Fraser died in Wellington on the 12th of December. He is buried in Wellington.
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