Born 10 May 1830
Died 24 August 1913. (Kew)
Parents: John and Robina, nee Gordon
Marriage: 1859 Hawthorn, Frances Charlotte Henty; 6s. 5d.
Education: Edinburgh Academy; business experience Edinburgh and London
Career: Arrived Melbourne 1852; partner in charge Geelong branch James Henty & Company 1854-1863; returned Melbourne and retired from firm 1878; established James Balfour & Company 1879; director banks and insurance companies. Prominent churchman, Sunday school teacher, youth worker and philanthropist.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||East Bourke||February 1866||August 1868||Resigned|
|MLC||Southern||June 1874||November 1882|
|MLC||South Eastern||November 1882||May 1904|
|MLC||East Yarra||June 1904||August 1913|
Appointments: Minister without office 15 May 1890-5 Nov 1890, 5 Dec 1899-19 Nov 1900; royal commission charitable institutions 1870, water supply 1884, banking laws 1887
*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.