Pearson, Charles Henry

Born 7 September 1830 (Islington, London)
Died 29 May 1894. (London)
Parents: Rev. John Norman and Harriet, nee Puller
Marriage: 1872 Gawler, South Australia, Edith Lucille Butler; 3d.
Occupation: Educationist
Religion: Church of England
Education: Rugby, King's College London and Exeter College Oxford

Career: Fellow of Oriel 1854; professor of modern history King's College; farmed in South Australiaduring two periods between 1863 and 1874; lectureship in history Melbourne University 1874; headmaster Presbyterian Ladies College 1875-1877; reported on state of education in Vic. 1877-1878; accompanied Berry on embassy to London; Age leader-writer; major social theorist.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLACastlemaineJuly 1878(b/e)February 1883 
MLAEast Bourke BoroughsFebruary 1883 April 1892 

Other seats contested: Boroondara 1877
Appointments: Minister without office 3 Aug 1880-9 July 1881; minister Public Instruction 18 Feb 1886-5 Nov 1890; royal commission public education 1877
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5
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.