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Henry Sewell
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Henry Sewell ca 1856
1st Premier of New Zealand
In office
7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856
Monarch Victoria
Governor Thomas Gore Browne
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Sir William Fox
3rd Colonial Secretary of New Zealand
In office
7 May 1856 – 20 May 1856
Governor Thomas Gore Browne
New Zealand Legislative Council
In office
1861–1865
Personal details
Born (1807-09-07)7 September 1807
Newport, Isle of Wight, England
Died 14 May 1879(1879-05-14) (aged 71)
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Political party None
Spouse(s) Lucinda Nedham (m. 1834–1844; her death)
Elizabeth Kittoe (m. 1850)
Children 6
Parents Thomas Sewell
Jane Edwards
Relatives Richard (brother)
William (brother)
James (brother)
Elizabeth (sister)
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Henry Sewell (7 September 1807 – 14 May 1879) was a New Zealand politician. He is the first Premier of New Zealand. He later became Colonial Treasurer (1856–59), as Attorney-General (1861–62), and twice as Minister of Justice (1864–65, 1869–72).



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