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Henry Roberts Williams

Henry Roberts Williams

Born
1848 (Cornwall)
Died
12 November 1935 (Murrumbeena)
Parents
William James Lanyon
Marriage
(1) 1878 Eaglehawk, Kate Gruby; 1s. 4d.; (2) Louisa Cyrena Davidson
Occupation
Mining director
Religion
Methodist
Education
At Bendigo high school and privately
Career
Arrived Melbourne with mother 1860; to Bendigo where his father had opened up the Williams' United Mine; mine manager 1874 and became director of many mining companies. Active temperance worker.;Eaglehawk borough councillor 18741877
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Mandurang
1st May 1877
 
1st Feb 1883
 
MLA
Eaglehawk
1st Apr 1889
 
1st Sep 1902
 

*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.

Other seats contested
Mandurang 1883, Sandhurst May 1883, Mandurang Apr 1885, Eaglehawk 1902, 1908
Appointments
Minister Mines 3 Aug 18809 July 1881
 
Minister Railways and vice-president Board Land & Works 27 Sept 18945 Dec 1899
 
Minister Health 16 Sept 18955 Dec 1899
 
Crown lands commission enquiry 1878
 
Royal commission water supply works 1894
References
Smith, J. (ed.), 'Cyclopedia of Victoria', 3 vols, Melbourne, 1903-05, 1; Kimberley, Bendigo; Mackay, G., 'The History of Bendigo', Melbourne, 1891; Argus, Bendigo Advertiser, 14 Nov 1935
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)