William Froggatt Walker

William Froggatt Walker (c.1841[1] – 23 January 1890), commonly referred to as (Hon.) W. Froggatt Walker, was a politician in colonial Victoria (Australia).[2]

Walker was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England[2] and arrived in Victoria in 1857 where he engaged successfully in commercial pursuits.[3] He entered the Victorian Legislative Assembly as member for Richmond in May 1880, but only held the seat until June 1880.[2] He then was elected to the seat of Boroondara in a by-election in April 1882,[2] and on the formation of the Duncan Gillies Ministry, in February 1886, accepted the post of Commissioner of Trade and Customs, and was sworn of the Executive Council.[3]

Walker resigned as Commissioner in February 1889, and proceeded to Europe to act as executive commissioner for Victoria at the Paris International Exhibition of 1889, for his services in connection with which he was created an officer of the Legion of Honour.[3] He died in Eastbourne, Sussex, England on 23 January 1890.[1][2]

His son Edgar W. Walker married Muriel Bevan, daughter of Rev. L. D. Bevan, on 3 December 1901.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Family Notices". The Argus. Melbourne. 27 January 1890. p. 1. Retrieved 26 August 2014 – via Trove., quotes aged 48
  2. ^ a b c d e "William Froggatt Walker". Re-Member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 23 April 2023. Retrieved 27 August 2022.
  3. ^ a b c Mennell, Philip (1892). "Walker, Hon. William Froggatt" . The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co – via Wikisource.
  4. ^ "Weddings". Melbourne Punch. Victoria, Australia. 5 December 1901. p. 22. Retrieved 22 October 2016 – via Trove.