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Former Member Details

Mr John Whitehead PERCIVAL (1870 - 1942)

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Date of Birth: 27/09/1870
Place of Birth: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Date of Death: 01/02/1942
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 01 Sep 1921 22 Apr 1934 12 years 7 months 22 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 August 1921. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), President of Bathurst branch 1919 -1920; became a United Australia Party supporter.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Newspaper Manager. Arrived in New South Wales c.1894; manager of Bathurst National Advocate; later lived at Coogee
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Percival, brass moulder, and Hannah Whitehead. Married Emily Amelia Cartrell on 18 October 1905 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Buried with Methodist rites.
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