Born 27 November 1823
Died 12 April 1899. (Balaclava. Buried Melbourne General Cemetery.)
Parents: Robert and Agnes, nee Niven
Marriage: Scotland, Marion Allan; 2d.
Education: Local school and private tutor.
Career: Commenced a private school at Saltcoats, near Kilwinning; went to Glasgow 1846 and employed in tea and coffee business; arrived Melbourne 1853 as representative of his Glasgow employer and in 1854 established James Service & Co., merchants and importers, with James Ormond as partner. One of the founders of Commercial Bank. Notable land reformer, federationist and imperialist. First president Emerald Hill municipal council and chairman local bench
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Melbourne||March 1857||(b/e)||August 1859|
|MLA||Ripon and Hampden||October 1859||August? 1862||Resigned|
|MLA||Maldon||May 1874||March 1881||Resigned|
|MLA||Castlemaine||February 1883||February 1886|
|MLC||Melbourne||June 1888||(b/e)||April 1899|
*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.