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A Cruel and Desperate Man?

Albert Edgar Solomon (1876–1914)

A grandson of the convict Joseph Solomon, Albert Edgar was a lawyer and politician. He was one of the thirteen children born to Edward Solomon and Mary Tribilcock, store-owners from Longford.
Albert was a man of precocious intellect. At thirteen, he matriculated at the University of Melbourne, and he gained four degrees at the University of Tasmania.
Albert was a prominent member of the Methodist Church. Politically he was aligned with the moral reform and temperance movements, and anti-socialist interests. He became the Premier of Tasmania in 1912, at age 36. Within two years he was dead, owing to a small cut on his hand that turned septic.

The Hon. Albert Edgar Solomon, Attorney-General of Tasmania, and later Premier of Tasmania.
The Hon. Albert Edgar Solomon, Attorney-General of Tasmania, and later Premier of Tasmania.

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