Henry Edward King

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Henry King
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Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
25 July 1876 – 26 July 1883
Preceded by William Walsh
Succeeded by William Groom
Constituency Ravenswood, Maryborough
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wide Bay
In office
12 August 1870 – 13 July 1871
Preceded by Gilbert Eliott
Succeeded by Horace Tozer
In office
4 October 1871 – 12 November 1873
Preceded by Horace Tozer
Succeeded by William Bailey
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Ravenswood
In office
9 December 1874 – 14 November 1878
Preceded by Edward O'Donnell MacDevitt
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Maryborough
In office
15 November 1878 – 17 August 1883
Serving with John Douglas, Henry Palmer
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Richard Bingham Sheridan
Personal details
Born Henry Edward King
(1832-06-09)9 June 1832
Limerick, Ireland
Died 5 February 1910(1910-02-05) (aged 77)
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Irish
Spouse(s) Harriette Armstrong
Occupation Surveyor, Barrister

Henry Edward King (9 June 1832 – 5 February 1910) was a politician in colonial Queensland, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland 1876 to 1883.[1]

King was born in Mount Coote, Limerick, Ireland, son of John Wingfield King and his wife Alicia, née Coote.[1]

King was member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for Wide Bay 12 August 1870 to 13 July 1871 and from 4 October 1871 to 12 November 1873; for Ravenswood from 9 December 1874 to 14 November 1878 and for Maryborough from 15 November 1878 to 17 August 1883.[2] King was Secretary for Public Works and Mines in the Macalister Ministry from November 1874 to May 1876. Two months later he was chosen Speaker of the Assembly, and occupied the chair of the House till July 1883. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Maryborough at the 1888 colonial election.[3]

King died in South Brisbane, Queensland, on 5 February 1910 and buried in Toowong Cemetery.[4] He was survived by his wife, four sons and three daughters.[1]


  1. ^ a b c M. Carter, A. A. Morrison. "King, Henry Edward (1832–1910)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 4 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  3. ^ Mennell, Philip (1892). "Wikisource link to King, Henry Edward". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource 
  4. ^ King Henry Edward — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Walsh
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
1876 – 1883
Succeeded by
William Groom
Preceded by
Gilbert Eliott
Member for Wide Bay
Succeeded by
Horace Tozer
Preceded by
Horace Tozer
Member for Wide Bay
Succeeded by
William Bailey
Preceded by
Edward O'Donnell MacDevitt
Member for Ravenswood
New seat Member for Maryborough
Served alongside: John Douglas, Henry Palmer
Succeeded by
Richard Bingham Sheridan