Thomas Brassey

British Liberal Party politician (1836 - 1918), Governor of Victoria in Australia and founder of The Naval Annual series

Brassey was a British politician. He was the eldest son of civil engineering contractor Thomas Brassey (1805–1870) of Buerton, Cheshire and Maria Faringdon (died 1877), second daughter of Joseph Harrison (dates unrecorded) of Liverpool.

He studied Law and Modern History at University College, Oxford and became a pupil of John Buller (1778 - 1864), a schoolmaster and campaigner for liberal causes. He ultimately abandoned his legal career for politics. Brassey campainged for the wages and conditions of the working classes, employers' liability and naval matters including administration of the dockyards, pay, shipbuilding and design, organization of the naval reserves, and the creation of the Royal Naval Volunteer Artillery.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Relationship
    Previous owner
  • Nationality
    British: English
  • Born
    1836-02-11
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stafford
  • Died
    1918-02-23
  • Place of death
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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