Thomas Smith (Australian politician)

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Thomas Smith (1846 5 August 1925) was an Australian politician.

Born in Warwick to hatter Benjamin Smith and his wife Mary Ann, he arrived in Melbourne in July 1856. Apprenticed as a hatter, he was in business in South Melbourne from 1871. From 1888 to 1889 he was Mayor of South Melbourne. In 1889 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Emerald Hill; he joined the Labour Party when it formed in 1894. He left the Assembly in 1904 but served as Mayor of Port Melbourne from 1906 to 1907, 1914 to 1915 and 1920 to 1921. He died in Melbourne in 1925. [1]

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References

  1. "Smith, Thomas". Parliament of Victoria. 1985. Retrieved 15 October 2011.