Smith, Thomas

Born 1846 (Warwick)
Died 5 August 1925. (Melbourne)
Parents: Benjamin, hatter, and Mary Ann
Marriage: (1) Ellen - ; 2s. 1d.; (2) Jessie -
Occupation: Manufacturer
Religion: Baptist

Career: Arrived Melbourne July 1856; went to Launceston and returned; apprenticed to hat trade; in business S. Melbourne 1871, later extended to Port Melbourne, and was a large retailer of men's hats. A founder Enterprise Permanent Building Society of S. Melbourne; director T. & G. Life Assurance Company Rechabite. Mayor S. Melbourne 1888-1889; mayor Port Melbourne 1906-1907, 1914-1915, 1920-1921

Party: Labor
Party Note: Member from 1894

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAEmerald HillApril 1889 May 1904 

Other seats contested: Port Melbourne 1904
References: Leavitt, T. W. H. and Lilburn, W. D. (eds), 'The Jubilee History of Victoria and Melbourne', 2 vols, Melbourne, 1888; Leader, 13 Apr 1889; Age, 7, 10 Aug 1925; Argus, 7, 19 Aug 1925
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.