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Alfred Deakin

Alfred Deakin

Born
03 August 1856 (Fitzroy, Victoria)
Died
07 October 1919 (South Yarra. Buried St. Kilda General Cemetery.)
Parents
William, accountant, and Sarah, nee Bill
Marriage
1882 Martha Elizabeth (Martha Anne) Browne; 3d.
Occupation
Barrister and journalist
Education
Melbourne Church of England Grammar School 1864-1871
 
University Melbourne from 1871 as part-time student
Career
Admitted to Bar 1877; wrote for Age and Leader 1878-1883; had been prominent in Spiritualists' Association. Leader of Liberal wing of coalition 1886-1890; did not take office in 1890s while working for federation and practising at the Bar. Delegate to Colonial Conference, London 1887, and member of the Federal Conventions.;
Party Note
Liberal wing of coalition
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
West Bourke
1st Jul 1879
 
1st Aug 1879
Resigned
MLA
West Bourke
1st Jul 1880
 
1st Mar 1889
 
MLA
Essendon and Flemington
1st Apr 1889
 
1st Oct 1900
 

*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.

Inaugural Speech
8 July 1879, , Assembly, West Bourke
Other seats contested
W. Bourke Aug 1879, Feb 1880
Non-Victorian Parliamentary Service
MHR 1901-1913; prime minister, etc.
Appointments
Commissioner Public Works 8 Mar 1883-13 Nov 1883
 
Acting commissioner Public Works 13 Nov 1883-23 Apr 1884
 
Commissioner Public Works 23 Apr 1884-18 Feb 1886
 
Commissioner Water Supply 8 Mar 1883-23 Apr 1884
 
Vice-president Board Land & Works 12 Mar 1883-18 Feb 1886
 
Solicitor-general 13 Nov 1883-18 Feb 1886
 
Chief secretary and commissioner Water Supply 18 Feb 1886-5 Nov 1890
 
Minister Health 29 Jan 1890-5 Nov 1890
 
Solicitor-general 1 Sept 1890-5 Nov 1890
 
Royal commission water supply (president) 1884, constitutional reform 1894
References
La Nauze, J. A., 'Alfred Deakin: A Biography', 2 vols, Melbourne, 1965.
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)