Born 3 August 1856
Died 7 October 1919. (South Yarra. Buried St. Kilda General Cemetery.)
Parents: William, accountant, and Sarah, nee Bill
Marriage: 1882 Martha Elizabeth (Martha Anne) Browne; 3d.
Occupation: Barrister and journalist
Education: Melbourne Church of England Grammar School 1864-1871; University Melbourne from 1871 as part-time student
Career: Admitted to Bar 1877; wrote for Age and Leader 1878-1883; had been prominent in Spiritualists' Association. Leader of Liberal wing of coalition 1886-1890; did not take office in 1890s while working for federation and practising at the Bar. Delegate to Colonial Conference, London 1887, and member of the Federal Conventions.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||West Bourke||July 1879||August 1879||Resigned|
|MLA||West Bourke||July 1880||March 1889|
|MLA||Essendon and Flemington||April 1889||October 1900|
Appointments: Commissioner Public Works 8 Mar 1883-13 Nov 1883; acting commissioner Public Works 13 Nov 1883-23 Apr 1884; commissioner Public Works 23 Apr 1884-18 Feb 1886; commissioner Water Supply 8 Mar 1883-23 Apr 1884; vice-president Board Land & Works 12 Mar 1883-18 Feb 1886; solicitor-general 13 Nov 1883-18 Feb 1886; chief secretary and commissioner Water Supply 18 Feb 1886-5 Nov 1890; minister Health 29 Jan 1890-5 Nov 1890; solicitor-general 1 Sept 1890-5 Nov 1890; royal commission water supply (president) 1884, constitutional reform 1894
*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.