Rees, Richard Bloomfield

Born 1859 (Neath)
Died 25 June 1935. (Swan Hill. Melbourne crematorium)
Parents: Benjamm, colliery manager, and Gwenllian Jenkins
Marriage: 8 Dec 1886 Rosa Paddison, 5s. 1d.
Occupation: Chemist and farmer
Religion: Congregationalist
Education: London, qualified pharmacist and surgeon dentist

Career: Travelled through Europe; arrived Vic. 1884; public analyst for Board of Health at Eaglehawk; lecturer in science, Bendigo School of Mines; farmer Swan Hill from 1893, continued to travel extensively overseas and visited Patagonia on behalf of Vic. government to seek settlers.

Party: Non-Labor; Victorian Farmers Union

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCNorth WesternDecember 1903(b/e)October 1919Resigned
Resigned to contest Senate seat.
Appointments: Royal commission Murray Waters 1910. State Coal Mine committee 1910. Royal commission Brick Manufacturing 1913-1914, Closer Settlement 1915; initiated W. L. Baillieu committee 1914
References: Swan Hill Guardian 27 May 1904, 27 June 1935; Argus 29 Oct 1919; Farmer's Advocate 20 Nov 1919
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.