Henry Gregory (politician)

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The Honourable
Henry Gregory
Henry Gregory HOFWA.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dampier
In office
31 May 1913 – 16 November 1922
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Division abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
16 November 1922 – 15 November 1940
Preceded by John Prowse
Succeeded by Thomas Marwick
Personal details
Born (1860-03-15)15 March 1860
Kyneton, Victoria
Died 15 November 1940(1940-11-15) (aged 80)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1913–17)
Nationalist (1917–20)
Country (1920–40)
Occupation Farmer, stockbroker

Henry Gregory (15 March 1860 – 15 November 1940) was an Australian politician. Born in Kyneton, Victoria, where he was educated, he moved to the Western Australian goldfields in 1894. He became Mayor of Menzies Shire as well as a stockbroker, farmer and press proprietor. In 1897, he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the member for North Coolgardie, transferring to Menzies in 1901. He served as Minister for Mines 1901–1904, Minister for Mines and Railways 1905–1911, and acting Premier and Treasurer 1910–1911. He left the Assembly in 1911, and in 1913 was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the member for Dampier, representing the Commonwealth Liberal Party. In 1917, together with the rest of his party, he became a Nationalist. In 1920, the Country Party was formed, and Gregory was one of several Nationalist MPs to join it. He was the party's deputy leader from 21 April 1921 until his resignation due to policy differences on 22 February 1922.[1] The abolition of Dampier led him to contest Swan at the 1922 election, while party colleague and member for Swan John Prowse contested the new seat of Forrest. He held the seat until his death in 1940.[2]

See also[edit]

Henry Gregory and the Australian Tariff, Peter Davies, Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 9, (MUP), 1983 ■P. Davies, Henry Gregory and the Australian Tariff 1921–1933 (B.A. Hons thesis, University of New South Wales, Duntroon, 1981).


  1. ^ "Federal Country Party: the deputy leadership". The West Australian. 23 February 1922. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 1 August 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Dampier
Division abolished
Preceded by
John Prowse
Member for Swan
Succeeded by
Thomas Marwick
Party political offices
Preceded by
Edmund Jowett
Deputy Leader of the
Country Party of Australia

Succeeded by
William Fleming