Frederick William Piesse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Frederick Piesse
Frederick W Piesse1.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Tasmania
In office
29 March 1901 – 6 March 1902
Serving with Edward Braddon, Norman Cameron, Philip Fysh, King O'Malley
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by William Hartnoll
Personal details
Born (1848-12-10)10 December 1848
Hobart, Tasmania
Died 6 March 1902(1902-03-06) (aged 53)
Nationality Australian
Political party Free Trade Party

Frederick William Piesse (10 December 1848 – 6 March 1902[1]) was a member of the first Australian federal parliament.[2]

Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Piesse worked in law, conveyancing, shipping and horticulture before being elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as the Member for North Hobart in 1893 before representing the Tasmanian Legislative Council Electoral division of Buckingham in 1894. Piesse served as an Honorary Minister from 1899-1901.

Piesse was elected as a Free Trader to the first federal Australian Parliament as one of the five members for Tasmania. His tenure as a federal parliamentarian would be short lived, however, as he died less than a year after his election. He was the first serving Tasmanian Member of the House of Representatives to die.


Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Philip Fysh
Member for Buckingham
Succeeded by
Tetley Gant
Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Tasmania
Served alongside: Braddon, Cameron, Fysh, O'Malley
Succeeded by
William Hartnoll