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Andrew Harriot Henning LLB (1863 – 2 December 1947) was a lawyer and politician in Western Australia.



Andrew Henning was born in North Adelaide, South Australia, and educated at Prince Alfred College. He studied law at the University of Adelaide and practised as a barrister and solicitor at Broken Hill and in 1894 moved to Western Australia to practise in Coolgardie, where he helped found the Coolgardie Chamber of Mines. In 1896 he moved to Perth, where he practised as a solicitor until 1907, when he retired.

He was a member for the North-East Province in the Legislative Council from June 1897 to May 1898. He was a Western Australian representatives at the Federal Convention.

He purchased a property at Yalup Brook, where he grew fruit and bred Shropshire sheep, his wool winning a medallion for at the Exhibition in Roubaix, France, in 1911. He was a member of the Perth Club.

He was chairman of the Drakesbrook Road Board for five years.

He retired to Cotherstone Road, Kalamunda in 1927, and that same year he was a guest of the Federal Government at the opening of Parliament House, Canberra in appreciation of his work at the Federal Convention.

He died in the Mount Hospital, St. George's Terrace.


Henning married Nellie Stewart ( – 18 June 1913), granddaughter of SA politician James Stewart on 11 June 1896. His wife and her mother died at Payneham, South Australia within two days of each other. Their only surviving son, Charles Harriot Henning, was a military officer who also eventually became a member of parliament. He married again in 1946, to Frances Rosa (surname needed) (1889–1970).


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