Mr Brian James DOE (1862 - 1941)**
- Date of Birth: 26/01/1862
- Place of Birth: Portland, Victoria, Australia
- Date of Death: 16/04/1941
- Place of Death: Epping, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||22 Sep 1917||7 Sep 1927||9yr(s) 11mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Member for Murray||22 Sep 1917||18 Feb 1920||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 28day(s)|
24th (1917 - 1920)
|Member for Sturt||20 Mar 1920||17 Feb 1922||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Sturt||25 Mar 1922||18 Apr 1925||3yr(s) 25day(s)|
26th (1922 - 1925)
|Member for Sturt||30 May 1925||7 Sep 1927||2yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
27th (1925 - 1927)
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Expelled over conscription in 1916. Stood as an Independent. Labor in 1917; and as a Nationalist in 1920.
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1920
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Blacksmith and estate agent. Educated at Warrnambool; went to Mount Gambier, South Australia, aged eleven; blacksmith by trade; railway porter at Port Broughton from 1888 until 1899; moved to Broken Hill in c.1906, estate agent after election in Sydney; member of Aborigines Protection Board 1918 until 1928; councillor of Bush Nursing Association; Protestant Federation; Broken Hill Temperance Alliance representative on New South Wales Alliance from 1914 until 1919. Roman Catholic upbringing and became a Methodist lay preacher.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Broken Hill from 1906 until 1911
Son of Irish father and Spanish mother. Married Hannah Fairbank in c.1887 in South Australia and had issue, 4 daughters and 2 sons. Buried in Methodist cemetery at Rookwood.