Godfrey Morgan (Australian politician)

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Godfrey Morgan
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Godfrey Morgan in 1936.
Born (1875-07-29)July 29, 1875
Died August 29, 1957(1957-08-29) (aged 82)

Godfrey Morgan (1875–1957) was an Australian journalist, politician, and farmer. He served on the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1909 until 1938, first for the electoral district of Murilla[dead link] and then for the electoral district of Dalby.[1]

Biography[edit]

Godfrey Morgan was born on 29 July 1875 in Landsborough, Victoria, Australia, to Godrey Morgan, a newspaperman and printer, and Mary Elizabeth Morgan, née Williamson. When Morgan was young his father began a newspaper at Donald and when his father died in 1891, Morgan took over management of the paper. On 8 December 1896, he married Annie Jane Pace. In 1908, after the government of Queensland requested settlers to come help fight a prickly pear infestation, the Morgan family moved to a 7000 acre plot of land named Arubial, on the Condamine River near Condamine. In 1909 Morgan was elected first to the Murilla Shire Council and then to Legislative Assembly of Queensland, representing Murilla. In 1929, after A.E. Moore became Premier, Morgan became Secretary for Railways and then Minister for Transport in 1932.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gill, J.C.H. "Morgan, Godfrey (1875-1957)". Dictionary of Australian Biography.