James Marks (politician)

James Marks (1835 – 12 January 1907) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Sydney to publican James Marks and Elizabeth Charles. He attended school privately in Sydney and then worked on his father's farm. In 1862 he married Sarah Jane Moffitt, with whom he had six children. The family farm was such a success that Marks was able to retire at the age of forty, moving to Woollahra where he became a local alderman. In 1891 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Free Trade member for Paddington, but he did not re-contest in 1894. Marks died at Woollahra in 1907.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr James Marks (1835-1907)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 9 June 2019.


New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Alfred Allen
Robert King
John Shepherd
Jack Want
Member for Paddington
With: Alfred Allen
John Neild
Jack Want
Succeeded by
William Shipway