Ann Henderson (politician)

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Ann Mary Henderson
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Geelong
In office
3 October 1992 – 17 September 1999
Preceded byHayden Shell
Succeeded byIan Trezise
Personal details
Born(1941-12-31)31 December 1941
Died4 June 2002(2002-06-04) (aged 60)
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Michael Henderson
ChildrenSarah Henderson, Jodie Emmett and Andrew Henderson

Ann Mary Henderson (31 December 1941 – 4 June 2002) was an Australian politician.

She was born in Melbourne and was educated at Kilbreda College and Mandeville Hall. Self-employed, she was director and welfare officer of Do Care, administration/welfare officer of Geelong Legacy, administrator of the Port Fairy Music Festival (1989), executive officer of the National Trust's Geelong branch, executive officer of the Geelong Art Gallery Foundation, and alumni development officer with Deakin University's public relations branch. She served on the board of the Australian Institute of Family Studies (2000–02) and the National Ageing Research Institute (1994–96), and was also mayor of the City of Newtown.[1]

Henderson was a member of the Liberal Party. She was vice-president (1987–89) and president (1989–1991) of the Newtown branch, and ran as the candidate for Geelong in the 1988 state election, losing to the sitting Labor member. She was successful at her second attempt in 1992. In 1996 she was appointed Minister for Housing and Minister Responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, but she lost her seat in 1999. She died in Melbourne in 2002.[1]

Her daughter Sarah is a well-known journalist who served as the Liberal MP for Corangamite 2013-2019, and as a Victorian senator from September 2019.


  1. ^ a b Parliament of Victoria (2008). "Henderson, Ann Mary". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 31 August 2013.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Hayden Shell
Member for Geelong
Succeeded by
Ian Trezise
Political offices
Preceded by
Rob Knowles
Minister for Housing
Succeeded by
Bronwyn Pike