Edward Mulcahy (politician)

Edward Mulcahy (28 March 1850 – 23 October 1927) was an Irish-born Australian politician. Born in County Limerick, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated in Tasmania. He became an apprentice compositor and established a soft goods business in Hobart. In 1891 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly for West Hobart, serving until 1903, including a period from 1899-1903 when he was Minister for Lands and Works and Minister for Mines. In 1904, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Protectionist Senator for Tasmania. Defeated as a Liberal in 1910, he returned to the House of Assembly as the member for Wilmot, serving as Minister for Lands and Works, Minister for Mines and Minister for Railways 1912-1914. In 1919, he left the Assembly and was appointed to the Senate as a Nationalist, filling the vacancy caused by Labor Senator James Long's resignation. He retired in 1919.[1]

Edward Mulcahy
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Senator for Tasmania
In office
1 January 1904 – 10 May 1910
In office
15 January 1919 – 30 June 1920
Preceded byJames Long
Personal details
Born(1850-03-28)28 March 1850
County Limerick, Ireland
Died23 October 1927(1927-10-23) (aged 77)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Political partyProtectionist (1904–09)
Liberal (1909–17)
Nationalist (1917–19)


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-23.