Vincent Churchwell

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The Right Honourable
Vincent Churchwell
EC
1st Prime Minister of New Ingerland
In office
1 October 1907 – 13 November 1908
Monarch Alexander II
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Henry Chaytor
Constituency Shepton East
Personal details
Born 22 February 1854
Port Frederick, ABNY
Died 8 November 1908(1908-11-08) (aged 54)
Kingsbury, CENT
Resting place Kingsbury Necropolis
Political party      Liberal
Alma mater Port Frederick College
Profession Surgeon
Cabinet 22nd
Religion Christianity (Ingerian)

Vincent Alexander Churchwell EC (22 February 1854 - 13 November 1908) was a Liberal politician and statesman. He served as the first Prime Minister of New Ingerland from October 1907 until his sudden death in November 1908.

Early life and education

Churchwell was born in Port Frederick on the 22 February 1854, the youngest son of local doctor and first settler Alexander Churchwell and his second wife Annie (née Munns). Churchwell senior was a £100 subscriber to the New Ingerland Company, entitling him to a 14-acre (1,012 m2) town block, and 100 acres (40.47 ha) of farmland, but no seat in the Senate of New Ingerland. As a professional family, the Churchwell's lived a comfortable middle class existance in the popular Port Frederick suburb of Beachy End.

Vincent was educated at Port Frederick Grammar School, and matriculated in 1870 at the age of 16. He then went on to study at Port Frederick College and later the University of Otago, where he followed in his father's footsteps by studying medicine.

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Parliament of New Ingerland
Preceded by
Robert Crevlin
MHA for the Electoral district of Shepton
1886 – 1907
Served alongside: Matthew Bassett, Tobias Newman, Joseph Stanley
District abolished
New district MHA for the Electoral district of Shepton East
1907– 1908
Succeeded by
Alexander Howard
Political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Reade
Vice-President of the Executive Council
1905–1907
Succeeded by
Henry Chaytor
Leader of the House of Assembly
1905–1907
Chief Secretary of New Ingerland
1905–1907
Succeeded by
Francis Sandford
First Prime Minister of New Ingerland
1907–1908
Succeeded by
Henry Chaytor
Preceded by
Sir Alexander Veivers
as Resident Commissioner of New Ingerland
President of the Executive Council
1907–1908
Keeper of the Great Seal of New Ingerland
1907–1908
Party political offices
Preceded by
Thomas Reade
Leader of the Liberal Party
1905–1908
Succeeded by
Henry Chaytor