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Mr Richard Watson Walker MCCOY (1863 - 1942)

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Date of Birth: 07/11/1863
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 17/04/1942
Place of Death: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 03 Jul 1901 14 Sep 1910 9 years 2 months 12 days
Member for Marrickville 03 Jul 1901 16 Jul 1904 3 years 14 days
Member for Marrickville 06 Aug 1904 19 Aug 1907 3 years 14 days
Member for Marrickville 10 Sep 1907 14 Sep 1910 3 years 5 days
Claim of James Ross, Pilot Boatman Committee No.18 30 Oct 1902 17 Dec 1902 1 month 18 days
Lieutenant Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 13 Jun 1905 13 Jun 1905 1 day
Diocese of Goulburn Church Land Sale Bill Committee No.13 23 Aug 1905 05 Sep 1905 14 days
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 10 Mar 1908 10 Mar 1908 1 day
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.1 29 Jun 1909 29 Jun 1909 1 day
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated in Fort Street public school and Sydney Grammar school; at age fifteen was employed in Oriental Bank Corporation; matriculated by private study; articled in 1881 to W.J Trickett, assigned in 1883 to W.H Piggott, admitted as a solicitor in 1887; established his own practice, at a later time became a senior partner with brother in McCoy and McCoy, joined in 1928 by Atkinson and 1929 by Grove; Australian Protestant Defence Association; opened first Gospel Hall in Queanbeyan; Orangeman; Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Marrickville from 1894 until 1896, Mayor in 1896
Personal
Son of Richard McCoy, boot manufacturer, importer and Irish migrant, and Anne King. Married Menna Florence Hadley on 18 March 1903 and had issue, 1 daughter. Methodist. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from Turramurra Methodist church.
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