Henry Langlands

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Henry Langlands (1794 – 21 June 1863) was an iron founder and politician in colonial Victoria, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council and later, the Victorian Legislative Assembly. [1] [2]

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Early life

Langlands was born in London, England, the son of John Langlands, a baker, of Dundee, and his wife Christian, née Thoms [1] Langlands and his family returned to Dundee when Henry was several years old. [2]

Colonial Australia

Langlands arrived with his wife and children in the Port Phillip District in January 1847. His brother, Robert, had established the first iron foundry in the District in partnership with Thomas Fulton in 1842. [2]

On 8 June 1853 Langlands was elected to the unicameral Victorian Legislative Council for City of Melbourne, however he was unseated in October 1853 after a petition and Frederick James Sargood was declared to have been elected. [1] [3] Langlands was elected to the seat of Melbourne in the Victorian Legislative Assembly in January 1857, a seat he held until August 1859. [1]

Langlands died in Jolimont, Melbourne, Victoria.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 "Langlands, Henry". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
  2. 1 2 3 Cashman, R. I. "Langlands, Henry (1794–1863)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Melbourne University Press. ISSN   1833-7538 . Retrieved 17 July 2014 via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.
  3. Labilliere, Francis Peter (1878). "Early History of the Colony of Victoria" . Retrieved 25 June 2014.
Victorian Legislative Council
New seat Member for City of Melbourne
June 1853 – October 1853
With: John Smith
Augustus Greeves
John O'Shanassy
John Hodgson
James Murphy
Succeeded by
Frederick Sargood
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
John O'Shanassy
Member for Melbourne
January 1857 – August 1859
With: Archibald Michie
David Moore
John Smith
James Service
District abolished