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Former Member Details

Mr William Thomas MISSINGHAM (1868 - 1933)

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Date of Birth: 15/05/1868
Place of Birth: Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/02/1933
Place of Death: Croydon, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Mar 1922 01 Feb 1933 10 years 10 months 8 days
Member for Byron 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Byron 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Member for Lismore 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Lismore 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Lismore 11 Jun 1932 01 Feb 1933 7 months 22 days
Chairman of Committees 24 Jun 1932 01 Feb 1933 7 months 9 days
Political Party Activity
Member of central executive. Country Party, deputy leader from 1925 until 1932.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1898
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dairy Farmer. Educated at Jamberoo and Kiama public schools; in 1890 went to Richmond River as a manager at the Pearce Creek butter factory; took up land in 1898, dairy farmer, established a Jersey stud; chairman of Lismore Dairy Company; assisted to found Primary Producers' Union, president of Richmond River council; committee member of Australian Jersey Herd Society of New South Wales; moved to Croydon after entering Parliament., leaving management of farms to sons, New South Wales representative on Commonwealth Board of Trade; member of Farmer and Settlers' Association in 1925; supported New State Movement; Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Terania Shire from 1906 until 1922, President from 1909 until 1922; vice president of Shires Association of New South Wales from 1914 until 1917, President from 1918 until 1922; president of Tweed District Local Government Association and Water Hyacinth Board.
Son of David Missingham, farmer, and Priscilla Noble. Married Margaret Elizabeth Dorrough on 25 November 1891 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Methodist. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery.
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