Charles Wilson (Australian politician)

Charles Graham Wilson (1842 – 21 August 1926) was an Australian politician.

Wilson arrived in the Armidale area around 1869, and worked as a council clerk before becoming an alderman and mayor.[1]

He stood for election to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly at the 1891 election as a Protectionist candidate for New England, however he was unsuccessful.[2] At the 1898 election he was elected member for Armidale for the National Federal Party (formerly the Protectionist Party), with 56.3% of the vote, defeating the siting Free Trade member Edmund Lonsdale.[3] He was defeated by Lonsdale at the following election in 1901, with 49.2% of the vote.[4] He stood again at the 1903 Armidale by-election as an independent but was unsuccessful, with 33.1% of the vote.[5]

Wilson died at Paignton in Devon in 1926, aged 83–84 years.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mr Charles Graham Wilson (1842-1926)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1891 New England". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1898 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1901 Armidale". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ Green, Antony. "1903 Armidale by-election". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 July 2020.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Edmund Lonsdale
Member for Armidale
1898–1901
Succeeded by
Edmund Lonsdale