CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897
CLAPHAM, George John
Mr. George John Clapham, Accountant in the Public Works Department, was born at
Wellington in 1856. Educated at Thorndon Public School under Mr. Mowbray, and at Mr.
Brann's Commercial School on the Terrace, Mr Clapham became clerk in the Treasury in
1872. After six years' experience in the Service, he was transferred to the Public Works
Department as a clerk. He has gradually risen step by step till gaining the Senior Clerkship,
from which he was promoted to be accountant in 1890. Mr. Clapham married Miss Curtis,
daughter of Mr. H. Curtis, of Molesworth Street.
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