Edward Corser

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Edward Corser
Edward Corser.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wide Bay
In office
11 December 1915 – 31 July 1928
Preceded by Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by Bernard Corser
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Maryborough
In office
12 October 1909 – 21 May 1915
Serving with Charles Booker
Preceded by William Mitchell
Succeeded by Alfred Jones
Personal details
Born Edward Bernard Cresset Corser
Upton Cressett, Shropshire, England
Died 31 July 1928 (aged 75–76)
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Maryborough Cemetery
Nationality English
Political party Liberal (1915–17)
Nationalist (1917–28)
Other political
Spouse(s) Mary Jane Brown (m.1877 d.1926)
Relations Bernard Corser (son)
Occupation Businessman
Religion Roman Catholic

Edward Bernard Cresset Corser (1852 – 31 July 1928) was an Australian politician. Born in Birmingham, England, he was educated at Worcester and migrated to Australia in 1864. He was a sugar worker and bank officer in Maryborough in Queensland, eventually becoming a businessman. In 1909, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the member for Maryborough.[1] He transferred to federal Parliament, winning the 1915 Wide Bay by-election caused by the resignation of Labor Prime Minister Andrew Fisher; Corser was a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party. In 1917, together with the rest of his party, he became a Nationalist. He held the seat until his death in 1928; he was succeeded in a by-election by his son, Bernard Corser, representing the Country Party.[2]

Corser died in 1928 and was buried in Maryborough Cemetery.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 9 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  3. ^ Cemeteries OnlineFraser Coast Region Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 9 February 2015.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Andrew Fisher
Member for Wide Bay
Succeeded by
Bernard Corser
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Mitchell
Member for Maryborough
Served alongside: Charles Booker
Succeeded by
Alfred Jones