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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Bolton, Hon. Henry

Bolton, Hon. Henry, J.P., is the son of a farmer and civil engineer of Galway, Ireland, where he was born in 1842. He came to Victoria in 1861, and started as a brewer at Heathcote, removing to Seymour in 1869. He was president of the Seymour Shire Council, and having unsuccessfully contested Moira in the Liberal interest in 1877, was returned to the Legislative Assembly for that constituency in 1880. He was Postmaster-General in the O'Loghlen Government from July 1881 to March 1883. He subsequently retired from public life in Victoria, and commenced business in Queensland. Mr. Bolton married, in 1866, Annie, second daughter of James Eagan, of the Major's Line Station.