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Members’ biographical register


Henry Alfred Stephenson


Principal Honours
Birth
Date: 24 October 1862
Place: Port Sorell district, Tasmania, Australia
Arrival in WA
1897
Parents
Son of Frederick Wilkinson, surgeon and Margaret Stephenson (formerly Develin)
Marriage and Family
Married 29 October 1884, All Saints Church, Port Sorell district, Tasmania to Louisa (May) Wood, daughter of Michael
Children: three sons and one daughter
Widowed (?)
Death
Date: 28 December 1930
Place: St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
Cause of Death:
Religion
Church of England
Education
State and grammar schools, Tasmania
Occupation
Carpenter and businessperson
Employment History
Carpenter in 1884, established produce business in Devonport 1892
to Western Australia 1897, founded firm at Fremantle and Perth (registered as company 1913)
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Devonport Town Council 1891–1897
Party
Nationalist
Date Elected
22 May 1924
Inaugural Speech
Stephenson, Henry Alfred, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Henry Stephenson
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
Metropolitan-Suburban
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan-Suburban Province 22 May 1924–21 May 1930
  • Contested Metropolitan-Suburban Province 10 May 1930
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Twice president Perth Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of directors Bankers’ and Traders’ Insurance Company Limited and Wilga Coal Prospecting Co Ltd
One time champion sculler of Tasmania
Member Fremantle Rowing Club
Committee member Western Australian Turf Club
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. 187.
Further Information
1924 'LABOR CANDIDATES SUCCEED.', The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), 12 May, p. 8 Edition: THIRD EDITION, viewed 16 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84252779
Who's Who in Australia, 1929.
Bibliography

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