Daniel Egan

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Daniel Egan
9th Mayor of Sydney
In office
1853–1853
Preceded by William Edward Thurlow
Succeeded by George Thorton
Personal details
Born (1803-01-01)1 January 1803
Windsor, New South Wales
Died 16 October 1870(1870-10-16) (aged 67)
Watsons Bay, New South Wales
Nationality Australian

Daniel Egan (1 January 1803 – 16 October 1870) was an Australian politician. Egan served as Mayor of Sydney in 1853 and was also a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Egan was born in Windsor, New South Wales and was a foreman at the Government Dockyards, Sydney from 1824 to its closure in 1835. He then went into business and acquired several trading vessels but went bankrupt in 1843 and later became a wine and spirit merchant. He became an alderman of the Sydney City Council on its creation in 1842, rising to mayor in 1853. He purchased two 40-acre (16 ha) blocks of land in Beacon Hill Map in 1857.

Egan was elected to the Legislative Council on 1 April 1854, representing the Pastoral District of Maneroo. In April 1856 he was elected at the first election to the Legislative Assembly, representing Maneroo, which was renamed Monaro in 1858. From 1859 to 1869 he represented Eden and from 1870 to his death he represented Monaro. From 27 October 1868 until his death he was the Postmaster-General of New South Wales.

Egan died at his home in Watsons BayMap, New South Wales.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Daniel Egan (1803–1870)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-09. 
Political offices
Preceded by
William Edward Thurlow
Mayor of Sydney
1853
Succeeded by
George Thornton
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Maneroo
1856–1858
Succeeded by
Abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Monaro
1858–1859
Succeeded by
Alexander Hamilton
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Eden
1859–1869
Succeeded by
Henry Clarke
Preceded by
William Grahame
Member for Monaro
1870
Succeeded by
James Hart