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Former Member Details

Mr William Johnston ALLEN (1835 - 1915)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1835
Place of Birth: Ireland
Date of Death: 12/06/1915
Place of Death: Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 12 Jan 1888 19 Jan 1889 1 year 8 days
Member for Paddington 12 Jan 1888 19 Jan 1889 1 year 8 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Soap and candle manufacturer. He followed his father in the soap and candle manufacturing business. After his father's death in 1869, he became the principal of business which he ran in partnership with his brother Alfred until 1894 when he became sole proprietor.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Bell, soap and candle manufacturer and also a Member of Parliament, and Ruth Sayers Johnston. Married Edith Isabella Crew on 21 April 1868 and had issue, 5 daughters and 3 sons. Arrived in Sydney on the 'Brothers' with his parents, who were assisted immigrants, on 11 March 1841.
Additional Information
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 3