George Thorn

George Thorn

Infobox Politician
name = George Thorn

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office = 6th Premier of Queensland
term_start = 5 June 1876
term_end = 8 March 1877
predecessor = Arthur Macalister
successor = John Douglas
birth_date = 12 October 1838
birth_place = Ipswich, Queensland,
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death_date = 13 January 1905
death_place = Ipswich, Queensland,
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spouse = Jane Handcock

George Henry Thorn (October 12 1838 – January 13 1905) was a Premier of Queensland, Australia.

Thorn was born in Sydney, New South Wales, a son of George Thorn, one of the founders of the city of Ipswich and a member of the first Queensland legislative assembly. He was schooled at The King's School, Parramatta and the University of Sydney. In 1867 he became the member for the electorate of West Moreton in Queensland. Thorn was Postmaster General for the colony between 1874 and 1876.

He became Premier on June 5 1876, and resigned from the position on March 8 1877, however he remained in the ministry of his successor, John Douglas until February 1878. Thorn became Queensland commissioner to the 1878 Paris Exposition. On his return from Europe, he was re-elected to parliament twice more, finally retiring in 1902.



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