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James Blanksby (1857 – 5 February 1924) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Burwood in Victoria to blacksmith William Blanksby and Millicent Holmes. He was a minister in the Primitive Methodist Church. On 11 April 1883 he married Elizabeth Irvine Penman, with whom he had six children. He resigned from the ministry to unsuccessfully run for the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1894. He ran again in 1895, without success, but later that year was appointed to the New South Wales Legislative Council. He was generally considered a Free Trader, although one with Labor sympathies. He resigned from the Council in 1901 in order to become Secretary to the Miners' Accident Relief Board, a position he held until 1920. Blanksby died in Lakemba in 1924.

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