Edward Grimes (politician)

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Edward Grimes (c. 1811 – 2 June 1859) was a pastoralist, Auditor-General of Victoria (Australia) and a member of the Victorian Legislative Council.[1]

In 1844 Grimes was appointed a magistrate for the Port Phillip District; in 1851 he was clerk of the Victorian Executive Council.[1]

On 8 December 1853, Grimes was appointed Auditor-General and a member of the original (unicameral) Victorian Legislative Council.[1][2] Hugh Childers succeeded Grimes as Auditor-General by November 1855.[3]

Grimes died in London, England, on 2 June 1859.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Grimes, Edward". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  2. ^ "Statistical Register of the State of Victoria" (PDF). 1908. 
  3. ^ "State Aid to Religion". The Argus. Melbourne: National Library of Australia. 22 November 1855. p. 4. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Hugh Childers
Auditor-General of Victoria
1853 – 1855
Succeeded by
Hugh Childers
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Hugh Childers
Nominated member
1853 – 1856