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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Shenton, Hon. George

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Shenton, Hon. George, M.L.C., Chief Secretary, Western Australia, is the eldest son of the late George Shenton, of Perth, W.A., where he was born on May 18th, 1842. He was educated at Queen's College, Taunton, and returning to Western Australia, represented Toodyay in the old Legislative Council, and was a member of the Finance Committee of that body in 1890. He was eleven times mayor of Perth, and is a governor of the High School. In Dec. 1890 he accepted office, under Mr. (now Sir John) Forrest, as Chief Secretary, in the first Ministry formed after the concession of responsible government, and was nominated to the new Legislative Council.