Harry Edwards (Australian politician)

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Dr Harry Edwards
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Berowra
In office
2 December 1972 – 8 February 1993
Preceded by Tom Hughes
Succeeded by Philip Ruddock
Personal details
Born (1927-01-10)10 January 1927
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 26 June 2012(2012-06-26) (aged 85)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Sydney
Occupation University professor

Harold Raymond "Harry" Edwards (10 January 1927 – 26 June 2012) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he received his PhD from Nuffield College, Oxford, and was subsequently Professor of Economic Theory at the University of Sydney from 1962 to 1965. In 1966 he became Professor of Economics at Macquarie University, a position he held until 1972.[1] Among his students was John Hewson.[2] In 1972 he was selected as the Liberal candidate for the very safe Australian House of Representatives seat of Berowra, which he won. He held the seat until his retirement in 1993. Edwards was the only person to be on the Coalition front bench during the Labor governments of both Gough Whitlam and Bob Hawke, without holding ministerial position during the intervening Liberal government of Malcolm Fraser.[3]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ Green, Antony (2007). "Berowra". Antony Green's Election Guide 2007. ABC Elections. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Berowra". Adam Carr's Guide to the 2007 Federal Election. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Tom Hughes
Member for Berowra
1972 – 1993
Succeeded by
Philip Ruddock