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Members’ biographical register


Mr Claude Osmonde Barker


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 12 February 1896
Place: Wyndham, Otago, New Zealand
Arrival in WA
Said to have arrived in Western Australia 1925 but possibly not until circa 1928
Parents
Son of Benjamin Barker, music teacher and musician, and Mary Ellen Josephine Sharcoe
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 5 or 6 February 1926 or 1927, Albury, New South Wales to Ruby Ethel McLachlan (born circa 1900–1901)
Children: two sons and two daughters
Married (2) 23 October 1940, District Registry Office, Perth to Lilah Agnes Keast, daughter of John and Agnes Beaton
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date: 31 July 1961
Place: Montmorency, Victoria, Australia
Cemetery: Fawkner Crematorium, Victoria, Australia
Cause of Death:
Religion
Not stated
Education
Educated by grandfather John Jameson of Lowburn and at Lawrence High School
Occupation
Businessperson and stockbroker
Employment History
In business by August 1928
Sales manager living in Hollywood, Perth, WA in 1929 and 1931
Principal CO Barker Investments
Managing Director Litchfields (Australasia) Limited, investment brokers and advisers
Opened branch in Adelaide, South Australia and incorporated July 1936. Subject of Parliamentary inquiry, company wound up on petition April 1940
After 1940 resided in Melbourne, Victoria

Living at Surrey Hills, 1944–54, listed as technician
Again working as sales manager October 1940
Stockbroker living in Montmorency at time of his death
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Independent
Date Elected
18 March 1939
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech as Barker resigned and did not take his seat
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Claude Barker
Valedictory Speech
No valedictory speech given
Year Retired/Resigned
1939
Electorate
Irwin-Moore
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
MLA Irwin–Moore 18 March 1939–2 August 1939 (resigned—did not take seat)

Commonwealth

Electorates
Contested Swan (House of Representatives) 21 September 1940, 21 December 1940 (by-election)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Said to have resigned from Parliament due to impending legal proceedings
Stockbroker living in Montmorency at time of his death
Gave talks on radio 1936
Member of the International Racing Drivers' Association
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds. Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia, Vol. 2, 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth 2010 , p. 9.
Colless, p. 190.
Western Sun, March 1967, p. 1.
Further Information
Bibliography

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