Henry Baker (politician)

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Sir Henry Seymour Baker KCMG, DSO (1 September 1890 – 20 July 1968) was an English-born Australian politician.

Sir Henry Baker

President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
In office
2 June 1959 – 20 July 1968
Preceded byGeoffrey Green
Succeeded byLouis Shoobridge
Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Queenborough
In office
8 May 1948 – 20 July 1968
Preceded byWilliam Strutt
Succeeded byWalter Davis
Leader of the Opposition of Tasmania
In office
July 1936 – February 1945
Preceded bySir Walter Lee
Succeeded byNeil Campbell
Member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin
In office
30 May 1928 – 23 November 1946
Personal details
Born(1890-09-01)1 September 1890
Liverpool, England
Died20 July 1968(1968-07-20) (aged 77)
Hobart, Australia
Political partyNationalist
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceAustralian Imperial Force
Years of service1915–1919
RankLieutenant
Unit13th Battalion
Battles/warsFirst World War
AwardsKnight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches

BiographyEdit

He was born in Liverpool. He qualified with a Bachelor (1913) and Master (1915) of Law. He served in the First World War, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order. In 1928 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Nationalist member for Franklin. From 1936 to 1945 he was Leader of the Opposition. He retired from the House in 1946 and was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. In 1948 he was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council as the independent member for Queenborough. He was elected President of the Council in 1959 and was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1960. Baker died in 1968 in Hobart.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Baker, Sir Henry Seymour". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 2 November 2013.
Parliament of Tasmania
Preceded by
Walter Lee
Leader of the Opposition
1936–1945
Succeeded by
Neil Campbell
Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
William Strutt
Member for Queenborough
1948–1968
Succeeded by
Louis Shoobridge
Preceded by
Geoffrey Green
President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council
1959–1968
Succeeded by
Walter Davis