|Member of the Australian Parliament |
13 December 1919 –16 December 1922
|Preceded by||Edwin Corboy|
|Succeeded by||Henry Gregory|
|Member of the Australian Parliament |
16 December 1922 –21 August 1943
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Nelson Lemmon|
|Born||16 June 1871|
Adelong, New South Wales
|Died||20 May 1944 72) (aged|
Donnybrook, Western Australia
|Political party||Australian Country Party|
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|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Swan |
| Member for Forrest |