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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.
Personal
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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