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Sir Henry Baker
KCMG DSO
President of the Tasmanian Legislative Council

In office
2 June 1959 – 20 July 1968
Preceded by Geoffrey Green
Succeeded by Louis Shoobridge
Member of the Tasmanian Legislative Council for Queenborough

In office
8 May 1948 – 20 July 1968
Preceded by William Strutt
Succeeded by Walter Davis
Leader of the Opposition of Tasmania

In office
July 1936 – February 1945
Preceded by Sir Walter Lee
Succeeded by Neil 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
Died 20 July 1968(1968-07-20) (aged 77)
Hobart, Australia
Political party Nationalist
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Australian Imperial Force
Years of service 1915–1919
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 13th Battalion
Battles/wars First World War

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

Biography[edit | edit source]

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]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Parliament of Tasmania (2005). "Baker, Sir Henry Seymour". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. http://www.parliament.tas.gov.au/history/tasparl/bakerh400.htm. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 
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Preceded by
Walter Lee
Leader of the Opposition
1936–1945
Succeeded by
Neil Campbell
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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

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