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Former Member Details

Mr Alexander GORDON, Q.C (1815 - 1903)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1815
Place of Birth: London, England
Date of Death: 12/12/1903
Place of Death: Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 18 Sep 1883 18 Aug 1886 2 years 11 months 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated in London. Served in an Attorneys office. Entered Middle Temple in 1837; called to the Bar in 1841; practised mainly in equity. Became the leading barrister in equity cases; Queens Counsel; Devout Evangelical Anglican; director in Sydney. Diocesan Committee and Educational and Book Society. Chancellor Sydney Diocese 1862 - 1874 and 1884, Registrar 1867 - 1869; represented Church of England on Denominational School Board. 1859 - 1866; fellow of St Pauls College 1867 - 1874; churchwarden at St Paul's, Redfern; taught Sunday School and men's bible class; helped create a Constitution for Church of England in Australia 1872. Went to England in 1874; Retired to England, late 1885.
Military Service
Honours Received
Queens Counsel (QC)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Alexander Gordon, Solicitor. Married Annie Chambers and had issue, 1 son. Church of England.
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