Frederick Francis (Australian politician)

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Frederick Francis
Frederick Francis.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Henty
In office
13 December 1919 – 3 October 1925
Preceded by James Boyd
Succeeded by Henry Gullett
Personal details
Born 1881
Melbourne, Victoria
Died 15 August 1949 (aged 67–68)
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent (1919–22)
Nationalist (1922–25)
Occupation Builder

Frederick Henry Francis (1881 – 15 August 1949) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he was a builder and Malvern City Councillor before entering federal politics. In 1919, he contested the Australian House of Representatives seat of Henty as an independent Nationalist and defeated the sitting Nationalist MP, James Boyd, on Labor preferences. By the 1922 election, Francis was a member of the Nationalist Party, and defeated three other Nationalist candidates, including Boyd and future member for Henty Henry Gullett. Francis retired in 1925, although he contested unsuccessfully the Balaclava by-election in 1929 as an independent Nationalist, and died in 1949.[1]


  1. ^ 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
James Boyd
Member for Henty
1919 – 1925
Succeeded by
Henry Gullett