The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Reid, Donald
Reid, Donald, was one of the earliest settlers in Otago, N.Z., and he held important executive offices under the provincial Government. In 1865 he was elected to the House of Representatives, and was Minister of Public Works in the Stafford administration from Sept. to Oct. 1872. He held the portfolio of Lands and Immigration under Sir Harry Atkinson from Jan. to Oct. 1877. Since 1878 he has been out of Parliament, and has devoted himself to the affairs of the mercantile firm of which he is the head in Dunedin.