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Morgan, James

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Birth Date: 29 September 1816 (Longford, County Longford, Ireland)

Death Date: 29 November 1878 (Warwick, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Michael Morgan

Family: Kate Barton in 1848, 6 sons, 7 daughters

Education: Miss Edgeworth's Private School

Religion: Church of England

Relationship to Politician: Father of Sir Arthur Morgan, Queensland Premier, September 1903 to January 1906


Surveyor, Wales, 1835 to 1838; Property manager, 1845; Government sheep inspector, 1860 to 1867; Proprietor, Warwick Argus newspaper, March 1868; Editor, Warwick Argus newspaper, 1868 to 1878

Local Government Service: Mayor of Warwick, 1867 to 1868

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NONE Warwick 10 Aug 1870 21 Jul 1871
Assembly NONE Warwick 4 Nov 1873 19 Nov 1878

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Chairman of Committees 26 Mar 1874 2 Oct 1878

Additional Information

Notes: Freemason

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 195631; BA Knox, 'Morgan, James (1816-1878)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.5, Melbourne University Press, 1974, p. 288; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)