|Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
8 August 1939 – 31 July 1944
|Preceded by||George Pollock|
|Succeeded by||Samuel Brassington|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
16 August 1924 – 3 May 1947
|Preceded by||John Huxham|
|Succeeded by||Richard Brown|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Council|
19 February 1920 – 23 March 1922
|Born||Edward Joseph Hanson
5 September 1878
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Died||26 October 1950
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth McKay (m.1903 d.1969)|
|Occupation||Plumber, Trade union secretary|
Edward (Ted) Joseph Hanson (5 September 1878 – 26 October 1950) was a plumber, union organiser and politician in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Council and the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
On 19 August, Edward, known as Ted, was married to Elizabeth McKay; they had eight children. He was also a founding member of the PGEUA (Plumbers and Gasfitters Employees Union of Australia) Qld branch in 1904. He was later its first full-time Secretary/Organiser (1915-1924). From 1916 to 1922 he was a member of the Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board.
Hanson was a member of the Queensland Legislative Council from 1920 to 1922. After the abolition of the Council, he represented the Queensland state electorate of Buranda from 1924 to 1947, and was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 8 August 1939 until 31 July 1944. He was the first Speaker of the QLD Parliament to not wear a wig. His daughter Norma, related to her daughter, Caroline Mann-Smith, that Ted said that "I am not wearing a sheep skin on my head". (Norma was aged 19 in 1939). No doubt his reasons were not only this - they were likely to do with disagreement with what he saw as old and unnecessary traditions. (written by Caroline Mann-Smith, as quoted earlier) He was a supporter of the Buranda State Schools Committee and the President of the Committee. He was a supporter of the Kent Street Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institution and the Chairman of its Committee.
Hanson died on 26 October 1950. He was accorded a State funeral. His funeral cortege was led by the Queensland Mounted Police and was more than a mile long. It travelled along Victoria Bridge, Queen Street and Story Bridge and then to Mount Thompson Crematorium where he was cremated.
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Council, 1917–1922
- Members of the Queensland Legislative Assembly, 1923–1926; 1926–1929; 1929–1932; 1932–1935; 1935–1938; 1938–1941; 1941–1944; 1944–1947
- "Private Edward Hanson". Boer War Memorial. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Death Of Ex-Speaker Mr. E.J.Hanson". Worker. 1950-10-30. p. 2. Retrieved 2015-09-16.
- "1878/B23949 Edward Joseph Hanson". Queensland births. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 September 2015. horizontal tab character in
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- "Second Queensland Contingent". The Queenslander. 20 January 1900. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- "Governors, Premiers, Speakers, and Women in the Queensland Parliament" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "BLIND AND DEAF SCHOOL.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933). Qld.: National Library of Australia. 8 December 1931. p. 17. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Family Notices.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 27 October 1950. p. 16. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- Letters to Ted and family sources
- Various letters in the Queensland State Archives written by Ted Hanson in those positions
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
|Member for Buranda