New Zealand politicianDied when: 54 years 31 days (649 months)
Star Sign: Aries
John Ballance (27 March 1839 – 27 April 1893) was an Irish-born New Zealand politician who was the 14th premier of New Zealand, from January 1891 to April 1893, the founder of the Liberal Party (the country's first organised political party), and a Georgist.
In 1891 he led his party to its first election victory, forming the first New Zealand government along party lines, but died in office three years later.
Ballance supported votes for women.He also supported land reform, though at considerable cost to Māori.
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