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Barton, Edward Gustavus Campbell

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Birth Date: 11 December 1857 (Toorak, Victoria, Australia)

Death Date: 18 June 1942 (Watford, Hertfordshire, England)

Parents: George Elliott Barton and Jane Crichton (nee Campbell)

Family: Mary Allen Sutton, in Brisbane on 13 September 1893, 1 son

Education: Dunedin High School, New Zealand; Otago and Karlsruhe Universities


Apprentice engineer in Woolwich, electrical engineer in Melbourne from 1882; Electrical engineer in Queensland for Edison Co., from 1886; Government electrical engineer; Founded Barton & White electricity suppliers, 1888; Later known as Brisbane Electric Supply Co.; City Electric Co., 1904; In Queensland, represented the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly MIN Brisbane North 5 Feb 1908 2 Oct 1909

Additional Information

Notes: Founding associate member, Institute of Engineers Australia; Councillor, Queensland Institute of Mechanical Engineers; President, Queensland Electrical Association and Queensland Institute of Engineers. Appointed to the first senate of the University of Queensland, 1910; President, Brisbane Institute of Social Service, 1910-1915; Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society and Royal Geographic Society; Foundation Professor, of Electrical Engineering, University of Queensland; Chairman, British Decimal Association, 1938-1942

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland Image 29572-0006-0004.; Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online edition; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

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