88 S. African L.J. 271 (1971)
Colonel the Hon C. F. Stallard KC DSO MC - 4 June 1871-13 June 1971

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(Part III)
SOUTH AFRICAN
August
1971 LAW JOURNAL
IN MEMORIAM: COLONEL THE HON
C F STALLARD KC DSO MC
4 JUNE 1871 -13 JUNE 1971
Colonel Stallard, lawyer, soldier and politician, oldest advocate in
the country, oldest former party political leader, oldest member of the
Rand Club (he was put up in 1902 by J W-'Peerless Jim'-Leonard
KC), having attained the great age of 100, gradually faded away in the
course of a few days to join his fathers.
Many biographical details and the history of Stallard's legal and
military careers are contained in the tributes written a short while
before his death by former members of the Bench and a retired member
of the Bar that are appended to this note, which is intended merely to
fill certain gaps and outline his political activities. To historians his will
remain a name of significance and it is only right that some mention
be made in these pages of the part he played in the course of events.
Stallard had an early introduction to political life, as in 1898, before
he came to this country, he had been beaten in an election in England.
In the first elections of 15 September 1910 he was returned to the
Transvaal Provincial Council for the constituency of Turffontein as an
independent, beatng the Labour and 'Nationalist' (ie ministerial-
Botha-Smuts) candidates, but he did not remain there for long.
Although he did not enter Parliament until June 1929, when he won
the Roodepoort seat in the general elections for the South African
Party, he had for many years been important in party committee
activities, and after 1920 was for long chairman of the SAP on the
Witwatersrand. He gave service too on the Witwatersrand School
Board and the Council of the Johannesburg Trade School.
In the light of his subsequent pro-British views expressed as founder
and leader of the Dominion Party, it is of interest to note that Stallard
never was a member of Smartt's Unionist Party, that stood principally
for the interests of the English-speaking section, which merged with
the SAP in 1920. After his initial independent stand he became a
Botha-Smuts supporter. However, he remained independent minded.
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