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Sir Charles MacMahon ( KB 1875)

10 July 1824 (Omagh, County Tyrone)
28 August 1891
Sir William Samuel, baronet and master of the rolls, and Charlotte, nee Shaw

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: (1) Sophia Campbell; no children; (2) Clara Ann Webster; no children


Government officer

Entered British army as an ensign; served in India and Canada, 71st Highland Light Infantry and 10th Hussars; retired captain Dublin Militia; arrived Vic. 1852; appointed to police force and promoted from district inspector Jan 1853 to assistant commissioner Dec 1853, acting chief commissioner Jan 1854 and chief commissioner Apr 1856; resigned Aug 1858; road business interests and was director of the Melbourne Banking Co. and the Australian Alliance Assurance Co. in the 1860s.


HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative CouncilOffice-bearing nominee29 November 185320 March 1856
Legislative AssemblyWest Bourke1 August 18611 August 1864
Legislative AssemblyWest Melbourne1 February 18661 January 1878Resigned
Legislative AssemblyWest Melbourne1 May 18801 February 1886

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech
Suzanne G. Mellor, 'MacMahon, Sir Charles (1824–1891)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/macmahon-sir-charles-4128/text6607, published first in hardcopy 197

Last updated: 16th May 2019