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
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
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]


  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
Succeeded by
Charles Nielson
Preceded by
Charles Nielson
Member for Musgrave
Succeeded by
Thomas Armfield