Charles Humphries


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1917 1934
Mayor Alexandria 1933 1933
  • Alexandria alderman Charles Humphries (The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 December 1932, p. 16)

Family background

Charles Humphries was born on 1 April 1873 at Gulgong, NSW, the son of John Humphries and Ellen Martha Pack. He married (1) Elizabeth Maud Wooler (1871-1902) on 15 February 1892 at Sydney, NSW and (2) Eliza Jane Chapman (1874-1926) on 15 March 1913 at Newtown, NSW and they had a daughter. Charles Humphries died at Alexandria on 1 November 1950, aged 77 years; and he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Church of England section. He left a Will and his estate and assets were assessed at £650. Charles Humphries lived at Lawrence Street, Alexandria.

Occupation & interests

Charles Humphries was elected as Mayor of the Non Political group successful at the Alexandria Council election in 1932. Invariably they belong to a business fraternity whose notion of independence was difficult to reconcile with the reality of their political lives.

Local government service

Charles Humphries was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1917-34 representing the South Ward. He served as mayor in 1933.


The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 1917, p. 8,

The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 December 1942, p. 16,


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