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Sumner, Richard

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Birth Date: 1859 (Bolton, Lancashire, England)

Death Date: 11 June 1927 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Joseph Sumner and Ann (nee Moore)

Family: Eliza Jane Robinson on 6 April 1886 at Brisbane, 3 sons, 4 daughters

Education: Mechanics' Institute

Religion: Congregationalist


Pineapple farmer, Zillmere, c1883; Fruit canner, Fortitude Valley, 1907-1927; Director and guarantor, 'Daily Standard'

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Nundah 18 May 1907 4 Feb 1908
Assembly OPP Nundah 5 Feb 1908 2 Oct 1909
Council NONE Legislative Council 10 Oct 1917 23 Mar 1922 Council Abolished

Additional Information

Notes: President, Queensland Central Executive for Australian Labor Party; Controller, Trade Boards, 1915; Commissioner, Commonwealth Price Fixing

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)