Dobson, Frank Stanley

Born 20 April 1835 (Hobart Town, Tasmania)
Died 01 June 1895. (South Yarra)
Parents: John, solicitor, and Mary Ann, nee Atkinson
Marriage: (1) 1863 Hawthorn, Adelaide Whitehurst; 1s. 1d.; (2) 1871 St Kilda, Edith Mary Carter; no children; (3) 1879 Hobart, Henrietta Louisa Sharland
Occupation: Barrister
Religion: Church of England
Education: Hutchins' School, Hobart,and St John's College, Cambridge, graduated LL.B. 1860, BA 1861, LL. M. 1864

Career: Called to the Bar 1860; came to Vic. and admitted Tasmania and Vic. Bars 1861; practised in Melbourne; appointed law lecturer Melbourne University 1863 and certifying barrister to friendly societies. Trustee, Public Library and National Gallery 1873; fellow Linnean Society; president Field Naturalists' Club. Degree of LL.D, Camb. conferred on him 1870. QC 1887.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCSouthernDecember 1870 November 1882 
MLCSouth EasternNovember 1882 June 1895 

Appointments: Solicitor-general 9 July 1881-8 Mar 1883; chairman committees 1883-1895; royal commission technological and industrial instruction from 1880
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (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.