Edward Jolley

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Edward Jolley
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Grampians
In office
5 September 1914 – 1 January 1915
Preceded by Hans Irvine
Succeeded by Carty Salmon
Personal details
Born 1874
Maryborough, Victoria
Died 1 January 1915 (aged 40–41)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Occupation Lawyer

Edward Francis George Jolley (1874 – 1 January 1915) was an Australian politician. Born in Maryborough, Victoria, he was educated at Xavier College where he was both captain and dux, and in 1889 and 1890 won exhibitions in English and history. An Ormond College scholarship followed, and in his second year at Melbourne University he won the scholarship in British history and jurisprudence. The following year he gained final honours, and won the Wyselaskie prize for constitutional law.[1] Before entering politics, he was a lawyer in Maryborough.

In 1914, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Grampians, narrowly defeating sitting Liberal Hans Irvine. He died of a brain haemorrhage a few months later, on New Year's Day 1915.[2]


  1. ^ "Death of Mr. Jolley M.H.R.". Weekly Times (Vic. : 1914 – 1918). Vic.: National Library of Australia. 9 January 1915. p. 21. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Hans Irvine
Member for Grampians
Succeeded by
Carty Salmon