Samuel Terry (politician)

Samuel Henry Terry (9 April 1833 – 21 September 1887) was an Australian politician.

He was born at Box Hill to landowner John Terry and Eleanor Rouse. He entered a counting house at a young age to learn business, but in 1842 inherited his father's property at Box Hill, in addition to 5,000 acres on the Yass Plains. He bought up extensive suburban real estate in Sydney and also owned property in Queensland and New Zealand. On 13 May 1856 he married Clementina Parker Want, with whom he had two children; a second marriage on 12 September 1863 to Jane Weaver produced a further three children. In 1859 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Mudgee. He served until he was defeated in 1869, but he was returned for New England in 1871. He served until he resigned in 1881 (having transferred back to Mudgee in 1880), and in 1882 he was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council, where he served until his death at Ashfield in 1887.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mr Samuel Henry Terry (1833-1887)". Former Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 May 2019.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Lyttleton Bayley
Member for Mudgee
1859–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Stephen
Preceded by
Charles Weaver
Member for New England
1871–1880
Succeeded by
Henry Copeland
William Proctor
Preceded by
David Buchanan
Member for Mudgee
1880–1881
Served alongside: Beyers, Buchanan
Succeeded by
John Robertson
Civic offices
Preceded by
William Judd
Mayor of St Peters
1881–1882
Succeeded by
George Alfred Tucker
Preceded by
George Alfred Tucker
Mayor of St Peters
1882–1883
Succeeded by
William Judd