Henry Beor

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Henry Rogers Beor (7 February 1846 – 25 December 1880) was a politician in colonial Queensland and Attorney-General of Queensland.[1]

Beor was the son of Henry Beor, a solicitor at Swansea, in South Wales. He graduated at Oxford, and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1870.[2] In 1875 he went to Queensland, and was admitted to the bar there in the same year. Entering the Queensland Legislative Assembly as member for Bowen in 1877, he succeeded the late Mr. Justice Pring as Attorney-General in the first McIlwraith Ministry in June 1880.[2] He in the same year was made Q.C. Shortly afterwards his health failed, and he shot himself on board the steamer Rotorua, whilst on the passage from Sydney to Auckland, in New Zealand. The fatal event, the outcome of nervous depression, took place on 25 December 1880, and he was buried at sea.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bell, Jacqueline. "Beor, Henry Rogers (1846–1880)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to Beor, Hon. Henry Rogers". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Francis Amhurst
Member for Bowen
1877–1880
Succeeded by
Pope Alexander Cooper