Henry Morton (politician)

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The Honourable
Henry Morton
12th Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
In office
22 July 1913 – 22 December 1913
Preceded by Henry Willis
Succeeded by Richard Meagher
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Hastings and Macleay
In office
31 October 1910 – 18 February 1920
Preceded by Robert Davidson
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1867-10-19)19 October 1867
Numbaa, Colony of New South Wales
Died 3 June 1932(1932-06-03) (aged 64)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Spouse(s) Maude Lillias Dangar
Relations Philip Morton (brother)
Mark Morton (brother)
Pat Morton (nephew)
Occupation Businessman and estate manager
Religion Church of England
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch New South Wales NSW Colonial Forces
Years of service 1896 – 1899
Rank Second Lieutenant
Unit New South Wales Lancers

Henry Douglas Morton (19 October 1867 – 3 June 1932) was an Australian politician.

Born at Numbaa near Nowra to surveyor Henry Gordon Morton and Jane Fairles (his brothers Philip and Mark were also New South Wales politicians), he attended Numbaa Public School and then Hurstville College at Goulburn before becoming a bank teller at the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney. He married Maude Lillias Dangar, with whom he had two children. After a period farming on the Macleay River he joined his father in managing the Berry Estate on the Shoalhaven River around 1893. From 1896 to 1899 he was a 2nd lieutenant with the New South Wales Lancers. In 1910 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Independent member for Hastings and Macleay. He was Speaker of the Assembly from July to December 1913, completing the final months of Henry Willis's controversial term. When the Nationalist Party was formed in 1917, Morton was one of those to join it. He left the Assembly in 1920 and died in 1932 in Sydney.[1] He was cremated at Rookwood Crematorium, Sydney on Saturday 4 June 1932. [2]


  1. ^ "Mr Henry Douglas Morton (1867-1932)". Parliament of New South Wales. 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Sydney Morning Herlad. Death and Funeral Notice 4 June 1932
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Robert Davidson
Member for Hastings and Macleay
1910 – 1920
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Henry Willis
Speaker of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
Richard Meagher