Hickford, Frederick Thomas

Born 05 November 1862 (Brunswick, Victoria)
Died 15 May 1929. (South Yarra. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents: James, signwriter, and Mary Ann Dowman, both b. England
Marriage: 28 March 1894 Dorothea Margaretha Boehme; 1s. 1d.
Occupation: Barrister and solicitor
Religion: Church of England
Education: Melbourne University, BA 1890, LLB 1892, MA 1897.

Career: Schoolmaster at Geelong College; called to Bar 1892; partner in firms of Hickford & Legge c1897-1900, Hickford & Balmer to c1909, Hickford & Murray 1916-1927, Hickford & Mackenzie from 1928; director Barkly Brick Company; member Melbourne Tramway Trust, Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board, Fed. League of Vic., Australian Natives Association; president Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board, Melbourne branch Royal Society of St George, British Association of Loyalists; free trade advocate and honorary member Cobden Club, London; visited United Kingdom 1924; Freemason, Vic. Grandmaster 1918-1922. Brunswick town councillor (city from 1908) 1906-1918, mayor 1909-1910, member Municipal Association.

Party: Ministerialist

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAEast Bourke BoroughsOctober 1902 November 1903Resigned
Resigned to contest federal seat of Mernda.
Other seats contested: East Bourke 1897, 1900, Bourke (fed.) 1901, Brunswick 1910 (b/e)
Publications: Contributed literary articles to newspapers
References: Who's Who in Australia 1922-1927; 'International Press Service Association Who's Who' 1927-29; Argus, Age 16 May 1929
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.