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John Stewart


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 23 May 1868
Place: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1890
Parents
Son of Bruce, cabinet maker, and Jane (Jeannie) Moore
Marriage and Family
Married 21 June 1897, Scots’ Church, Fremantle to Lily Berry (born circa 1866 and died 27 November 1955), daughter of Nathaniel and Jane Elizabeth Tate
Children: four sons and one daughter
Death
Date: 30 August 1927
Place: At sea from RMS Narkunda en route from Europe to Fremantle
Cemetery: Gibraltar Cemetery
Cause of Death: Drowned
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Occupation
Accountant and businessperson
Employment History
Accountant in Fremantle by 1897
Founded firm of produce merchants, Fremantle 1900
Built up considerable trade as sandalwood exporter
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Liberal to 1917 then Nationalist
Date Elected
29 September 1917
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1918
Electorate
Claremont
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Claremont 29 September 1917–20 August 1918 (resigned)
  • Contested Fremantle, 21 October 1914
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
President Fremantle Chamber of Commerce
Member Scotch College and Presbyterian Ladies College Boards
President Fremantle Golf Club 1925
Freemason
On extended trip to Europe from 1926
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 188.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 15 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00010251
West Australian, 1 September 1927.
Further Information
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