Stephen, James Wilberforce

Born 10 April 1822 (London)
Died 14 August 1881. (Fitzroy)
Parents: Sir George and Henrietta, nee Ravenscroft
Marriage: 1851 Katherine Rose Vernon; 1s. 5d.
Occupation: Barrister
Religion: Church of England
Education: Private school and St John's College Cambridge; matriculated 1840, BA 1844, MA 1847, Fellow 1848-1852

Career: Admitted Lincoln's Inn and called to Bar 1849; arrived Melbourne 1855 and admitted Vic. Bar; practised in Melbourne and lectured at Melbourne University Judge Supreme Court 1874-1881. Chancellor Melbourne Diocese. Carried Education Act 1872.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLASt KildaOctober 1870(b/e)March 1874
Re-elected April 1874 but appointed puisne judge 1 May 1874 and did not take seat.
Other seats contested: Brighton 1866
Appointments: Attorney-general 10 June 1872-1 May 1874; minister Public Instruction 2 Jan 1873-1 May 1874
References: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 6
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.