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George Barber

George Barber

The basics
Quick Facts
Gender male
Birth 1860 (Hoo Peninsula)
Death 10 April 1932
The details

George Barber (1860 - 10 April 1932) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.


Barber was born in Hoo, Kent, the son of George Barber Snr. and his wife Fanny (née Parker). After his arrival in Charleville he was a builder.

Barber was twice married, firstly to Florence Gifford whom he married in Canterbury, England, and together had 6 sons and 4 daughters. Florence died in 1922 and the next year he married Mary Ann Toub. Barber died in April 1932 and was buried in the Charleville Cemetery.

Public career

Barber won the seat of Warrego for the Labour Party at the 1907 Queensland state election, defeating the sitting member, Patrick Leahy. Leahy appealed the result based on the fact that Barber was insolvent and the Elections Judge reversed the result and installed Leahy as the member.

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