Edmunds, Frederick Lewis

Born 12 April 1901 (Launceston, Tasmania)
Died 23 June 1985. (Victoria)
Parents: Walter George, schoolteacher, and Frances Jane Fysh, niece of Sir Philip Fysh, MHR.
Marriage: 22 Oct 1922 Lillian Florence Hore; 2d.
Occupation: Schoolteacher
Education: West Hawthorn State School, Scotch College, Melbourne University

Career: Orchardist Ringwood 1924-1935; schoolteacher Fiji Methodist High School 1924-1926, Ballarat College 1927-1932, Scotch College 1937-1945; major, Southern Command 1940-1943; field secretary Queensland Temperance League 1950-1952; field secretary New South Wales Temperance Alliance 1952-1954, general secretary 1954; remained active in temperance movement for some years; retired to Melbourne

Party: Liberal Party; Liberal Country Party
Party Note: With J. S. Lechte (q.v.) expelled parl. Liberal Country Party Feb 1950 after criticism of Holloway government During 1930s member Young Nats

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAHawthorn10 November 1945 12 May 1950Defeated

Other seats contested: Ballarat 1929, Ballarat (fed.) 1929,1934, Northcote 1935, Warrenheip and Grenville 1937, Yarra (fed.) 1940, Nunawading (b/e) 1943
References: Who's Who in Australia 1950-1959; West, K., 'Power in the Liberal Party', Melbourne, 1965; White, K. B., 'A Political Biography of Thomas Tuke Hollway', MA thesis, La Trobe University, 1975; personal information.
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.