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Given Names: Edward Nicholas Coventry
Title and Honours: Sir, KCMG
Date and Place of Birth: 11 June 1829 - St Kew, Cornwall,
Date of Death: 2 Febuary 1904 - Leith, Tasmania
House of Assembly: (1) 31 July 1879 (2) 13 December
Electorate: West Devon
Party: Free Trade
Positions Held: Opposition Leader 1886-87; 1894; 1899-1901.
Minister 1887-88; Premier (14 April 1894 - December 1898); Premier &
Treasurer (January 1899 - October 1899).
Date of Departure: (1) 29 October 1888 (2) 29 March 1901
Reason for Departure: (1) Resigned to become Agent-General
in London. (2) Resigned to contest Federal seat. Successful.
Comments: Agent-General in London 1 October
1888 to 30 September 1893.
Oldest person ever elected to House of Representatives at the age of 71
years 9 months.
House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 174
|House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.
Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.
Additional Reference Material:
A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968.
Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.
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