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Henry Seymour Baker

Henry Seymour Baker

Surname: BAKER

Given Names: Henry Seymour

Title and Honours: Sir, KCMG, DSO

Qualifications: LLB (1913); LLM (1915)

Date and Place of Birth: 1 September 1890 - Liverpool, England

Date of Death: 20 July 1968 - Hobart, Tasmania




House of Assembly: 30 May 1928

Electorate: Franklin

Party: Nationalist

Positions Held: Opposition Leader 1936-45; Attorney General; Minister.

Date of Departure: 23 November 1946

Reason for Departure: Retired.

Legislative Council: 5 May 1948

Electorate: Queenborough

Party: Independent

Positions Held: President 2 June 1959 - 20 July 1968

Date of Departure: 20 July 1968

Reason for Departure: Died in office.


In 1956 became Vice-Chancellor and later Chancellor of University of Tasmania. Chaired committee of inquiry into conduct of Sydney Sparkes Orr.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 400

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.