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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas Edgar CRESWELL (1852 - 1920)

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Date of Birth: 18/03/1852
Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 05/01/1920
Place of Death: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for St Leonards 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal and Reform Party. Lost preselection in 1907, stood as Independent Liberal.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at Hobart Collegiate School; entered the office of Charles Elliston in 1867 as a junior clerk; articled in 1870, admitted as a solicitor in 1874, in Hobart from 1874 until 1880; moved to Sydney., managing clerk with John Dawson and Son; solicitor in 1881, senior partner in Creswell and Whatmore. Struck off the roll in 1912; later became a conveyancing clerk; vice president of Royal North Shore Hospital Board. Honorary treasurer of the North Sydney Benevolent Society from c.1904 until 1912; noted oarsman, committee member of New South Wales Rowing Association.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at North Sydney from 1901 - 1913
Son of Thomas Creswell, schoolmaster, and Martha Chadwick. Married Charlotte Hannah Creswell in c.1877 and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England. Buried at Gore Hill cemetery.
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