Evangeline Orpington was Minister for Magic from 1849 to 1855. According to Garrick Ollivander, she was among the most accomplished Ministers ever, and was owner of a "fine" poplar wand bought at Ollivanders Wand Shop.
It was Orpington who hit upon the idea of adding a concealed platform at King's Cross Station that could only be accessed by witches and wizards.
Notes and references
- ↑ According to Pottermore, Nobby Leach (Minister for Magic between 1962 and 1968) was the first Muggle-born wizard ever to be appointed to the office)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: King's Cross Station
- ↑ Pottermore wand wood information (transcription available here)