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Hanson, Edward Joseph

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Birth Date: 5 September 1878 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 26 October 1950 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: James Hanson and Mary Ann (nee Castree)

Family: Elizabeth McKay on 19 August 1903, 4 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Brisbane schools


Plumber; Organising Secretary, Australian Plumbers Union, Queensland Branch, 1911 to 1924

Military Service: Served in 2nd Queen's Light Horse Regiment, South Africa, 1899 to 1901

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council ALP Legislative Council 19 Feb 1920 23 Mar 1922 Council abolished
Assembly ALP Buranda 16 Aug 1924 3 May 1947

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Speaker 8 Aug 1939 31 Jul 1944
Chairman of Committees, Legislative Assembly 17 Aug 1932 8 Aug 1939

Additional Information

Notes: President: Brisbane Trades and Labor Council; Boer War Veterans Association; and Queensland Trade Union Congress; Founder, Australian Plumbers Union; Executive, Brisbane Industrial Council. Queensland; Director, Australian Natives Association; Member, Brisbane Water Board, 1916 to 1922

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, Queensland State Library, Neg: 106214 ; Brisbane General Strike, 1912” by the Queensland Police Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (BY) 2.5 Australia Licence. http://qpsmedia.govspace.gov.au/2012/01/24/from-the-vault-brisbane-general-strike-1912/; National Boer War Memorial Association Inc http://www.bwm.org.au/site/Edward_Hanson.asp; Queensland Governemnt Gazette, Vol. CLXXV, No. 125, 27 Oct 1950, pp. 1815-1816; The Courier-Mail, '5 years Speaker: E.J. Hanson Denr. dies', 27 Oct 1950

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