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Former Member Details

Mr James Edward SMITH (1887 - 1962)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1887
Place of Birth: Ned's Corner, via Wentworth, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 02/11/1962
Place of Death: New Lambton, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 08 Sep 1928 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 days
Member for Hamilton 08 Sep 1928 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in c.1922.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Bricklayer. Learnt trade as a bricklayer on copper furnace construction in Central Western New South Wales; concentrating on furnace work; worked in North of state and in Queensland; settled in Newcastle in 1920, master bricklayer concentrating on furnace work in industry and building construction ; leading official of Bricklayers' Society before amalgamation and formation of Building Workers' Industrial Union; delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC), actively associated with establishment of Newcastle Trades Hall on present site; member of Board of Health and Newcastle branch of the Housing Commission.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Newcastle in 1931.
Son of William Smith, carpenter, and Mary Finucane. Married Catherine Gertrude Alinda Kennewell on 18 September 1912 and had issue, 4 daughters. Funeral from Sandgate cemetery from Lambton Roman Catholic church.
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