Jacob Stumm

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Jacob Stumm
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lilley
In office
31 May 1913 – 26 March 1917
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by George Mackay
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Gympie
In office
28 March 1896 – 11 March 1899
Serving with William Smyth
Preceded by Andrew Fisher
Succeeded by Andrew Fisher
Personal details
Born (1853-08-26)26 August 1853
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died 23 January 1921(1921-01-23) (aged 67)
Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Political party Commonwealth Liberal Party
Other political
Spouse(s) Margaret Pride (m.1878 d.1925)
Occupation Journalist

Jacob Stumm (26 August 1853 – 23 January 1921) was an Australian politician.

Born in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated at state schools in Toowoomba before becoming a Hansard reporter, a journalist and the proprietor of The Gympie Times. He also invested in dairying and gold mining. Stumm used his newspaper to campaign against the sitting member for Gympie, Andrew Fisher (who later became Labor's second Prime Minister of Australia), accusing Fisher of being a dangerous revolutionary and an anti-Catholic.[1]

He defeated Fisher and in 1896 was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the member for Gympie, a position he held until 1899.[2] In 1913, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the new seat of Lilley. His retirement in 1917 was partly due to his German birth. After his retirement he invested in newspapers, mining and horse racing.

Stumm died in 1921[3] and was buried in Gympie Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ Day, D. (2008). Andrew Fisher: prime minister of Australia. HarperCollinsPublishers. ISBN 978-0-7322-7610-2. 
  2. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 26 July 2008. 
  4. ^ Welcome to the Gympie Cemetery Mapping Portal Archived 15 March 2014 at the Wayback Machine. – Gympie Cemetery Trust. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Lilley
Succeeded by
George Mackay
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Andrew Fisher
Member for Gympie
Served alongside: William Smyth
Succeeded by
Andrew Fisher