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Former Member Details

Mr James Edward HOAD (1858 - 1931)

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Date of Birth: 03/06/1858
Place of Birth: Tumut, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/07/1931
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 12 Jul 1931 5 years 6 months 22 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Foundation member of Junee League in 1893, President.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1903
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Saddler. Stockman in Tumut district, learnt saddlery trade; established business in Junee in 1886; lost eye in 1896, retired from business and established a dairy farm; became an executive officer of the Riverina branch of the Australian Workers Union for many years. Member of first Junee Progress Association.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Junee from 1894 until 1931, mayor in 1899, 1906 until 1909, 1920 until 1921.
Son of George Hoad, bricklayer, and Mary Ann Unstead. Married Harriett Bougher on 19 September 1883 and had issue, 1 daughter and 4 sons. His son, Kenneth Oswald Hoad, was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Cootamundra 1925 - 1932. Buried in Junee cemetery with Church of England rites.
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