The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856

Given Names: Edmund
Title and Honours: Sir
Date and Place of Birth: 2 April 1870 - Dublin, Ireland
Date of Death: 6 December 1945 - Hobart, Tasmania

House of Assembly: 30 May 1928
Electorate: Denison
Party: ALP
Positions Held: Premier 11 June-18 December 1939; other portfolios 1934-45
Date of Departure: 6 December 1945
Reason for Departure: Died in office.

Comments: Grandson of pioneer convict worker Caroline Chisolm.
Paternal grandfather Sir John Gray MP was imprisoned with Daniel O'Connell in Ireland.
Portrait by Eileen Brooker hangs in ALP Party Room at Parliament House.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:

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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