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Members’ biographical register


John Nicholson


Principal Honours
Appointed OBE in the Centenary Honours for Western Australia's first century
Birth
Date: 2 November 1868
Place: Partick, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
To WA 1896
Parents
Son of William, gentleman, and Mary Campbell
Marriage and Family
Married 20 October 1897, St Andrews Church, Perth to Flora Pollock (Polloch?) Brown (born circa 1875 and dies 10 December 1932), daughter of Richard and Catherine Bruce
Children: two sons and two daughters
Widowed 10 December 1932
Death
Date: 16 September 1941
Place: West Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Educated High School, Glasgow, Scotland, and Glasgow and Edinburgh universities
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Founded legal firm of Nicholson and Nicholson
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1901–1914; Mayor 1915
Party
National
Date Elected
23 March 1918
Inaugural Speech
Nicholson, John, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by John Nicholson
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1941
Electorate
Metropolitan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan Province 23 March 1918 (by-election)–16 September 1941
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Chairman Red Cross Society, World War I and II
Qualifications
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 152.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 3 March 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00046887
West Australian, 17 September 1941.
Who's Who Australia, (1941)
Further Information
Bibliography
Immigrant Scot: John Nicholson, lawyer, legislator