History Resources - Members of Parliament

Charles Balfour Marcus Fenton

 Charles Balfour Marcus Fenton

Surname: FENTON

Given Names: Charles Balfour Marcus

Title and Honours: Mr , OA


Date and Place of Birth: 17 January 1912 - Smithton, Tasmania

Date of Death: 12 June 2009

Legislative Council: 11 May 1957

Electorate: Russell

Party: Independent

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1971-72; President 7 June 1972 - 9 June 1981

Date of Departure: 23 May 1981

Reason for Departure: Retired.


Succeeded his uncle A.B. Fenton. Re-elected unopposed 1969. As President, he was made a member of the Executive Council on 3 December 1975 to commemorate 150th anniversary of first sitting of EC.

Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 21 July 1981. Condolence Motion in LC 16 June 2009.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 530

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.