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Members’ biographical register


Charles Frederic John North


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 14 September 1887
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Frederic Dudley, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG), civil servant, and Flora Frances Hamersley, and grandson of Edward Hamersley
Marriage and Family
Married 19 October 1916, Registry Office, Bradford, England to Bessie Saddington (born circa 1895 and died 13 June 1964), daughter of William
Children: two daughters
Widowed 13 June 1964
Death
Date: 29 September 1979
Place: Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Rugby and Oriel College, Oxford, BA
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Middle Temple, London
Bar 1912
Barrister WA 1913
Practised law Fremantle and Perth 1913–1914, 1919–1930
Enlisted Royal Air Force, commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 8 November 1915 in Royal Flying Corps, Special Reserve Equipment Officer
Lieutenant 1 June 1917, Lieutenant (Flying Officer) 12 January 1918, Lieutenant (Observer Officer) 11 June 1918, Captain 18 October 1918
Discharged 12 June 1919, during war flew DH6, AN9 and Armstrong Whitworth aircraft
Active in Douglas Credit Movement, State president for a time during 1930s
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Cottesloe Municipal Council November 1921–September 1924
Mayor from November 1923
Party
Nationalist then Liberal (from 1945)
Date Elected
22 March 1924
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Charles North
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1956
Electorate
Claremont
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Claremont 22 March 1924–7 April 1956
  • Contested Claremont 7 April 1956

Office
  • Government Whip 1930–1933
  • National Party Whip 1933–1947
  • Speaker 31 July 1947–5 August 1953

Committees
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 1953–1956
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Senate 5 September 1914
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Qualifications
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 153.
British Air Force records.
James, Ruth Marchant. "The Illustrious Norths and their Perth descendants." Early Days, 9.5 (1987): p. 100–112.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Accessed 3 March 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00124273
Who's Who Australia (1947–1955)
Further Information
Bibliography

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