Mr Edward Mann CLARK (1854 - 1933)**

  • Date of Birth: 12/04/1854
  • Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Date of Death: 30/05/1933
  • Place of Death: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

PositionStartEndPeriodNotes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly17 Jun 189114 Sep 191019yr(s) 2mth(s) 29day(s)
Member for St Leonards17 Jun 189125 Jun 18943yr(s) 9day(s)
15th (1891 - 1894)
Member for Willoughby30 Nov 18945 Jul 18957mth(s) 6day(s)
16th (1894 - 1895)
Member for St Leonards24 Jul 18958 Jul 18982yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)
17th (1895 - 1898)
Member for St Leonards27 Jul 189811 Jun 19012yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)
18th (1898 - 1901)
Member for St Leonards3 Jul 190116 Jul 19043yr(s) 14day(s)
19th (1901 - 1904)
Member for St Leonards10 Sep 190714 Sep 19103yr(s) 5day(s)
21st (1907 - 1910)
Willoughby and Gordon Tramway Act Amending Bill Committee No.1325 Aug 189115 Sep 189122days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Goulburn Water Supply Charges Bill Committee No.251 Dec 189115 Dec 189115days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Whaling Road, North Sydney Committee No.2921 Dec 189117 Mar 18922mths 26days
15th (1891 - 1894)
Chairman
Wellington Show Ground Hill Committee No.1512 Nov 18953 Dec 189522days
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.127 Apr 189627 Apr 18961day
17th (1895 - 1898)
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No.1025 Jun 189616 Jul 189622days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
Gore and Artarmon Estates, North Shore Committee No.2211 Aug 189612 Nov 18963mths 2days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
Orange Showground Bill Committee No.2313 Aug 189619 Aug 18967days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Borough of Cudgegong Cattle Saleyards Bill Committee No.2517 Sep 189624 Sep 18968days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Claim of Mr. Alfred J.Hack Committee No.2822 Sep 189616 Nov 18961mth 26days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Borough of Lithgow Validating Bill Committee No.317 Oct 189621 Oct 189615days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Claim of Mr Theophilus Stephens – Crown Law Department Committee No.3420 Oct 189611 Nov 189623days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Case of Thomas Buckley – Public Works Department Committee No.3320 Oct 189616 Nov 189628days
17th (1895 - 1898)
Chairman
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No. 121 Jun 18988 Jul 189818days
17th (1895 - 1898)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No. 117 Aug 189823 Dec 18984mths 7days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of Samuel and Mary Lemon Committee No. 1030 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of John Sullivan, Harbours and Rivers Department Committee No. 830 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of Thomas Buckley, Public Works Department Committee No. 730 Aug 189823 Dec 18983mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
City and North Sydney Connection Bill Committee No. 1120 Sep 189823 Dec 18983mths 4days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Sydney and North Sydney Bridge and Tramway Bill Committee No. 1626 Oct 189823 Dec 18981mth 28days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Printing Committee No.72 Aug 189910 Oct 18992mths 9days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Terrace Street Closing Bill Committee No.89 Aug 189915 Aug 18997days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Chairman
Municipal District of Broken Hill Electric Lighting Bill Committee No.910 Aug 189916 Aug 18997days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of Thomas Buckley – Public Works Department Committee No.177 Nov 189920 Dec 18991mth 14days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Chairman
Case of William Creswell Committee No.187 Nov 189921 Dec 18991mth 15days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of James and Patrick Guihan of Kangaroo Valley Committee No.1921 Nov 189930 Nov 189910days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of Mr Theophilus Stephens- Crown Law Department Committee No. 2021 Nov 189930 Nov 189910days
18th (1898 - 1901)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.112 Jun 190012 Jun 19001day
18th (1898 - 1901)
Printing Committee No. 620 Jun 19004 Dec 19005mths 15days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim of Mr. J. L. Davidson, Paddington Committee No. 123 Jul 190013 Sep 19002mths 11days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Claim by Messrs Maddison and Ewing Contractors Committee No.152 Aug 190027 Sep 19001mth 26days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Chairman
Brodie’s Enabling Bill Committee No.194 Sep 190011 Sep 19008days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Chairman
Proposed Government Alignment of Flood-street Leichhardt Committee No.226 Sep 190029 Nov 19002mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Case of Quartermaster Sergeant Troy Committee No.216 Sep 190029 Nov 19002mths 24days
18th (1898 - 1901)
Church of England Property Trust, Diocese of Goulburn Committee No.245 Oct 19005 Dec 19002mths 1day
18th (1898 - 1901)
Tied Houses Committee No.822 Aug 190118 Sep 190128days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claims of Contractors, Mosman and Middle Harbour Sewerage Committee No.1111 Sep 190123 Oct 19011mth 13days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Wagga Wagga Cattle driving Bill Committee No.1322 Oct 190117 Dec 19011mth 26days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claims of Robert Roberts, late bookbinder in the Registrar-General’s Office Committee No.1420 Nov 190119 Dec 190130days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Lease of the Kensington Racecourse Committee No.717 Jun 190231 Jul 19021mth 15days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claim of William Richard Gainford against the Department of Navigation Committee No.1122 Jul 190219 Dec 19024mths 28days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Claim of Robert Roberts, late bookbinder in the Registrar General’s Office Committee No.1219 Aug 190214 Nov 19022mths 27days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Commonwealth Portland Cement Company Railway Bill Committee No.1426 Aug 190224 Sep 190230days
19th (1901 - 1904)
North Sydney Brick and Tile Company’s Tramway Bill Committee No.196 Nov 190214 Nov 19029days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Proposed Government Alignment of Flood street, Leichhardt Committee No.2128 Nov 19029 Dec 190212days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Use of Preservative and Colouring Matters in Food Committee No.1120 Aug 190325 Nov 19033mths 6days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Brodie’s Enabling Act Amendment Bill Committee No.122 Sep 190316 Sep 190315days
19th (1901 - 1904)
Chairman
The Coupon System Committee No.929 Sep 190817 Dec 19082mths 19days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Chairman
Claims of Andrew Rodgers against the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners Committee No.829 Sep 190818 Dec 19082mths 20days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Chairman
Lease Conversion and Law Amendment Bill Committee No.710 Aug 19099 Dec 19093mths 30days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Chairman
Claim of Robert Roberts late bookbinder in the Registrar’s General’s Department Committee No.824 Aug 190915 Sep 190923days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Lease Conversion and Law Amendment Bill Committee No.77 Jul 191020 Aug 19101mth 14days
21st (1907 - 1910)
Chairman

Political Party Activity

Stood as Labor in 1891; free trade in 1894; Liberal Reform in 1901; Independent in 1907. Member of the Single Tax League


Community Activity

Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace. Member Ku-ring-gai Chase trust. Assisted in establishing the Taronga Zoological Park.


Qualifications, occupations and interests

Timber Merchant. Educated at Oldfield's Commercial Academy in Hobart until the age of 12, when his father died and he moved to Sydney. Was the manager of a brick company when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly. Initially employed with N Dawson, watchmaker. Then worked for timber merchants, Miller and Harrison, then Goodlet and Smith, and by 1882 was a member of Clark and Priestman, timber merchants. At a later timer became the manager of a brick company and then a general agent.


Local Government Activity

Alderman for East St Leonards from 1884 until 1890 and was its Mayor. Alderman for North Sydney from 1890 until 1828. Mayor from 1892 until 1893 and from 1918 until 1919.


Personal

Son of William, a carpenter, and Selina. Married (1) Mary Jenkins on 24 January 1874 and had issue, 3 sons and 5 daughters. Married (2) Emma Eileen Kirby on 6 August 1926. Church of England.


Additional Information

Members of the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales 1856-1901 Biographical Register of the New South Wales Parliament 1901 - 1970; Civilizing Capitalism: The Labour Movement in New South Wales 1870 - 1900, pp 60, 62; Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Papers (MLMSS 298).