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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walker, Hon. William Froggatt

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Walker, Hon. William Froggatt, M.L.A., arrived in Victoria in 1857, and engaged successfully in commercial pursuits. He entered the Legislative Assembly as member for Boroondara, and on the formation of the Gillies Ministry, in Feb. 1886, accepted the post of Commissioner of Trade and Customs, and was sworn of the Executive Council. He resigned this office in Feb. 1889, and proceeded to Europe to act as executive commissioner for Victoria at the Paris International Exhibition of 1889, for his services in connection with which he was created an officer of the Legion of Honour. He died in England on Jan. 23rd, 1889.