Alfred Hampson

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Alfred Hampson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Bendigo
In office
6 February 1915 – 5 May 1917
Preceded by John Arthur
Succeeded by Billy Hughes
Personal details
Born 15 September 1864
White Hills, Victoria
Died 19 May 1924(1924-05-19) (aged 59)
Nandaly, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Rundle, Alice Maud
Occupation Soap manufacturer

Alfred John Hampson (15 September 1864 – 19 May 1924) was an Australian politician.

Born in White Hills, a suburb of Bendigo, Victoria, Hampson received a primary education before becoming a eucalyptus and soap manufacturer. In 1911, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Bendigo East. He remained in that position until 1915, when he transferred to the Australian House of Representatives, winning a by-election for the seat of Bendigo. He remained in Parliament until 1917, when the Nationalist Prime Minister, Billy Hughes, contested the seat and defeated Hampson.[1]

Following his defeat, Hampson enlisted with the AIF on 23 October 1917, giving his date of birth as 15 September 1868, and his wife Alice Maud Caroline Hampson of 76 Addison Street, Elwood (at that time very much a working-class suburb) as his next of kin. He embarked for France in November 1917, serving with the 2nd Railway Company. Returning to Australia in October 1919, he was appointed as an inspector for the Victorian Closer Settlement Board.[2]

Hampson's body was found in his car in Nandaly, Victoria, his death having apparently been caused by a heart attack.[2] He was buried in the Bendigo cemetery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Personal". Daily Herald. Adelaide. 22 May 1924. p. 2. Retrieved 13 April 2014 – via National Library of Australia.  He appeared to receive no mainstream newspaper obituary.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Thomas Glass
Member for Bendigo East
1911–1915
Succeeded by
Luke Clough
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Arthur
Member for Bendigo
1915–1917
Succeeded by
Billy Hughes