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William Downie Stewart

Not to be confused with Bay of Islands politician William Stewart (New Zealand)

William Downie Stewart (1878–1949) was a New Zealand politician of the Reform Party, a Cabinet minister, a lawyer, and Mayor of Dunedin from 1913 to 1914.

He was Minister of Finance in the Liberal-Reform coalition Government of New Zealand from 1931 to 1933

He represented the Dunedin West electorate from 1914 to 1935, when he was defeated by Gervan McMillan. He stood in the 1935 contest as an Independent National candidate.

His father, also William Downie Stewart (1842-1898), had previously represented the Dunedin West electorate.

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*Stewart provided the "Introduction" for this volume. It is a translation of the French title, "La démocratie en Nouvelle-Zélande"'' [published Paris: Armand Colin, 1904].

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*Stewart is Hepburn's grandson.

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