John White (Queensland politician)

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John White
John White MLA for Bundaberg.jpg
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Musgrave
In office
4 April 1903 – 27 August 1904
Preceded byWilliam O'Connell
Succeeded byCharles Nielson
In office
18 May 1907 – 22 May 1915
Preceded byCharles Nielson
Succeeded byThomas Armfield
Personal details
Born
John White

(1853-11-09)9 November 1853
Dumbarton, Scotland
Died13 June 1922(1922-06-13) (aged 68)
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeBundaberg Cemetery
NationalityScottish Australian
Political partyMinisterialist
Other political
affiliations
Opposition
Spouse(s)Maggie Frame (m.1877 d.1901)
OccupationCompany director

John White (9 November 1853 – 13 June 1922) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Early life[edit]

White was born at Dumbarton, Scotland, the son of Alexander and his wife Ellen (née Anderson). He was a company director and involved in several businesses.[1]

On 10 April 1877 he married Maggie Frame[1] (died 1901)[2] with the marriage producing one son and three daughters. White died in Bundaberg in of June 1922[1] and was buried in the Bundaberg Cemetery.[3]

Public life[edit]

White, representing the Ministerialists, won the 1903 by-election for the seat of Musgrave in the Queensland Assembly, replacing William O'Connell who had died in March of that year.[4] He only held the seat until the next year at the 1904 state election when he was defeated by Labour's Charles Nielson.[5]

In 1907, White had his revenge over Nielson and won back the seat.[6] He remained the member for Musgrave until 1915 when he was once again beaten, this time by Thomas Armfield of the Labor Party.[7] He stood again in at the 1918 state election but was once again defeated.[7] During his time in parliament he was Secretary for Agriculture and Stock in 1912-1915.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  2. ^ Family history researchQueensland Government births, deaths, marriages, and divorces. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  3. ^ Surname: WHITE; Bundaberg Regional Council. Retrieved 15 April 2016.
  4. ^ "THE MUSGRAVE ELECTION". The Brisbane Courier. LIX, (14, 112). Queensland, Australia. 6 April 1903. p. 4. Retrieved 15 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "MUSGRAVE (1)". The Brisbane Courier. LXI, (14, 549). Queensland, Australia. 30 August 1904. p. 5. Retrieved 15 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "SUMMARY OF RESULTS". The Brisbane Courier. LXIII, (15, 400). Queensland, Australia. 22 May 1907. p. 5. Retrieved 15 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ a b "SUMMARY OF THE VOTING". The Brisbane Courier (18, 772). Queensland, Australia. 18 March 1918. p. 7. Retrieved 15 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William O'Connell
Member for Musgrave
1903–1904
Succeeded by
Charles Nielson
Preceded by
Charles Nielson
Member for Musgrave
1907–1915
Succeeded by
Thomas Armfield