Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas Arthur Lewis Davy
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 1 May 1890 Place Auckland, New Zealand
Arrival in WA
1895
Parents
Thomas George, medical practitioner, and Emily Gates
Marriage and Family
Married 21 December 1915, London, England to Penelope Ethel Sholl (born circa August 1891 and died 31 December 1987, Cottesloe), daughter of Horace William and Jessie Cave
Children: one son and two daughters
Death
Date 18 February 1933Place Savoy Hotel, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Coolgardie, private school Fremantle, then Perth High (later Hale) School
University of Adelaide
Rhodes scholar 1909
Exeter College, Oxford
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Admitted to the Bar 1913, Gray’s Inn (barrister)
1914 WA Bar
1915–1918 Captain Royal Field Artillery
Distinguished war service in France and India
In law practice with Northmore, Hale, Davy and (later) Leake
City solicitor for Perth
King's Counsel March 1932
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Nationalist
Acting president United (Nationalist) Party 1926–1927
President 1927
Date Elected
22 March 1924
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1933
Electorate
West Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA West Perth 22 March 1924–18 February 1933

Office
  • Attorney General 29 April 1930–18 February 1933
  • Minister for Education 14 October 1931–18 February 1933
  • Deputy leader Nationalist Party 1927–1933
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
To United Kingdom 1894 and then to Western Australia the following year
Board of Governors High (Hale) School 1920, chairman for many years

State executive Returned Services League, honorary solicitor 1923–1933
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, 2011, p. 61.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 17 December 2014. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00090540
Further Information
David Black, 'Davy, Thomas Arthur Lewis (1890–1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/davy-thomas-arthur-lewis-5919/text10083, published first in hardcopy 1981, accessed online 17 December 2015
"Mr T.A.L. Davy dead. Tragic Suddenness. Widespread Regret Expressed." The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Monday 20 February 1933 p 9. Trove Accessed 17 December 2014.
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