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Former Member Details

Mr Walter Arthur Harrex HOWARTH (1882 - 1958)

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Date of Birth: 14/03/1882
Place of Birth: Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/07/1958
Place of Death: Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Jun 1932 06 Feb 1956 23 years 7 months 27 days
Member for Maitland 11 Jun 1932 02 Apr 1935 2 years 9 months 23 days
Member for Maitland 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Maitland 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Member for Maitland 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Maitland 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Maitland 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Maitland 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Maitland 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. United Australia Party. Councillor from 1937 until 1938, 1941 until 1942; whip from 1941 until 1946, deputy leader from 1946 until 1954.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Building contractor. Educated at Wagga Wagga public school; carpenter by trade; moved to Maitland in 1900, became a builder on own account in 1908; director of Maitland Starr-Bowkett Society ; helped to found Maitland Police and Citizens' Boys' Club; associated with number of sporting organisations; after retirement sponsored a Western Suburbs Progress Association
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Bolwarra Shire from 1926 until 1932. President for one term.
Personal
Son of Walter Arthur Howarth, bootmaker, and Elizabeth Ellen Peet. Married Edith Letitia Margaret Langlands on 3 February 1906 at Lidcombe and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Presbyterian. Funeral at Beresfield crematorium from Mackay Memorial Presbyterian church at Rutherford.
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