The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Heydon, Hon. Louis Francis
Heydon, Hon. Louis Francis, M.L.C., son of Jabez King Heydon and Sophia (Hayes) his wife, was born in Sydney, N.S.W., on April 22nd, 1848. Having practised for some time as a solicitor, he was returned to the Legislative Assembly of that colony for Yass Plains. He took a prominent part in the Anti-Free Trade agitation, and was for some time the recognised leader of the Protectionist party in New South Wales. He was Minister of Justice in the last Robertson Administration, from Dec. 1885 to Feb. 1886. In Feb. 1889 he was nominated to the Upper House by the Dibbs Ministry. Mr. Heydon was married at Bathurst, N.S.W., on August 15th, 1881, to Miss Gill.