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Albert Edgar Solomon

Birthplace: Longford, TAS, Australia
Death: October 05, 1914 (38)
Hobart, TAS, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Solomon and Mary Ann Trebilcock
Husband of Una Alice Hannah Mary Solomon
Father of Stanley Edgar Solomon and Harold John Solomon
Brother of Harriette Emily Solomon; Arthur Charles Solomon; Elizabeth Rushfirth; Ernest Edward Solomon; Alice Mary Solomon and 9 others

Occupation: Premier of Tasmania
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About Albert Edgar Solomon

Albert Edgar Solomon (7 March 1876 – 5 October 1914) was an Australian politician. He was Premier of Tasmania from 14 June 1912 to 6 April 1914.

Solomon graduated B.A. in 1895 and LL.B. in 1897 at the University of Tasmania, and subsequently qualified for the degrees of M.A. and LL.M. He was admitted to the bar in February 1898. He entered politics as one of the six MHAs for Bass in April 1909, and almost immediately became attorney-general and minister for education in the Elliott Lewis second and third ministries, taking the additional position of minister of mines in October 1909. When Lewis retired in June 1912 Solomon became premier, attorney-general and minister of education, but he had a bare majority of one and it required much tact and finesse to keep the ministry going until April 1914. Attention was given to education and considerable additions were made to the number of state and high schools. Never a robust man, Solomon felt the strain of office – his health broke down, and he died at Hobart aged 38 on 5 October 1914. He was survived by his wife and two sons. He was a prominent member of the Methodist Church and a temperance reformer.

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Albert Edgar Solomon's Timeline

March 7, 1876
Longford, TAS, Australia
July 31, 1904
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
April 23, 1907
TAS, Australia
October 5, 1914
Age 38
Hobart, TAS, Australia