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Former Member Details

Sir Archibald HOWIE (1879 - 1943)

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Date of Birth: 12/05/1879
Place of Birth: Glasgow, Scotland
Date of Death: 26/10/1943
Place of Death: Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 26 Oct 1943 9 years 6 months 4 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 5 December 1933 and 1 November 1939.
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party (UAP). Member of the Consultative Council from 1920
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1908
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Building contractor. Arrived in New South Wales with parents in 1881; apprenticed at sixteen in father's business building business, established as Howie Brothers, later became Howie, Moffat and Company Pty Ltd; became a senior partner and chairman of directors in c.1923; chairman of directors of Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company Limited, of Manly Gas Company and following the amalgamation of the North Shore Gas Company; managing director of family company Navua Pty Ltd; director of Flemington Brick Company Pty Ltd, Clay Industries Pty Ltd, St Peters Brick Company Pty Ltd, Suburban Land and Investment Company Limited, Clyde Brick Company Pty Ltd, Metropolitan Brick Company Pty Ltd, Southern Blue Metal Quarries Limited, Southern Portland Cement Company Limited, owned a jersey stud farm at Windsor. President of Master Builders' Association in 1927; president of Sydney Chamber of Commerce in 1938; chairman of Housing Improvement Board in 1939; chairman of Advisory Panel for Defence Works from 1939 until 1943; fellow of Senate of University of Sydney from 1940 until 1942; trustee of Sydney Cricket Ground; president of Royal Agricultural Society from 1936 until 1937; president of Australian Jersey Herd Society for five years; supported Benevolent Society of New South Wales.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knighted in 1938.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Macquarie Ward, 3 December 1934 until 5 December 1941. Member of the Finance Committee 1935, 1939; the Works Committee 1935, 1938 until 1941; the Health and By-Laws Committee 1938; the Health and Recreations Committee 1939 until 1941; and the Electricity Committee 1940. Lord Mayor 1936 until 1937.
Son of Archibald Howie, mason, and Janet Ferguson. Married Mary Manvelle in 1912 and had issue 1 son. Funeral at South Head cemetery from St Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
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