NELSON, SIR HUGH MUIR

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Birth Date
31 Dec 1835 (Kilmarnock, Scotland)

Death Date
01 Jan 1906 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Parents
William Lambie Nelson and Agnes (nee Muir)

Marriage
Married - Janet Mcintyre, on 11th August 1870, 2 son(s), 3 daughter(s).

Occupation
Squatter

Education
1. Edinburgh High School and University.

Religion
Presbyterian

Career

1. Director, Metropolitan Freehold Land and Building Co, 1886 - 1890.
2. Received KCMG, 1896.
3. Privy counsellor, 1897.
4. Honorary DCL from Oxford, 1897.
5. Honorary LL.D from Edinburgh, 1897.
6. Lieutenant-Governor of Queensland, 1904 - 1905.


Party and Political Activities
None (NONE)

Parliamentary Representation
HousePartyElectorateFromToDeparture Reason
AssemblyMIN NORTHERN DOWNS07 Sep 188328 Apr 1888 
AssemblyAFLBMURILLA28 Apr 188813 Apr 1898Resigned
CouncilNONENA13 Apr 189801 Jan 1906Date of Death


Other Seats Contested
1. NORTHERN DOWNS (State) 1878


Appointments
DescriptionFromTo
President of the Legislative Council13 Apr 1898 01 Jan 1906
Premier and Chief Secretary02 Mar 1898 13 Apr 1898
Premier, Chief Secretary and Treasurer06 Aug 1896 02 Mar 1898
Premier, Chief Secretary and Colonial Treasurer29 Mar 1895 06 Aug 1896
Premier and Colonial Treasurer27 Oct 1893 29 Mar 1895
Colonial Treasurer27 Mar 1893 27 Oct 1893
Acting Colonial Treasurer13 Mar 1893 27 Mar 1893
Minister without Office10 Dec 1892 27 Mar 1893
Secretary for Railways and Public Works04 Jan 1890 12 Aug 1890
Secretary for Railways13 Jun 1888 04 Jan 1890


Notes

1. Queensland's eleventh Premier.
2. Member, Wambo Divisional Board.
3. Member, Queensland National Association and Royal Agricultural Society.
4. President, Royal Geographical Society Queensland.
5. Chairman of Trustees, Brisbane and Toowoomba Grammar schools.


Sources

1. Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 10 : 1891-1939 Lat-Ner, pp677-678
2. Waterson, D B, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)



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