Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Richard Stanley Sampson
Birth
Date 16 November 1877 Place Hurtle Vale, South Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived in Western Australia 1894
Parents
Son of Richard, farmer and wood merchant, and Mary Ann Trengove
Marriage and Family
Married 30 April 1900, Saint George’s Cathedral, Perth to Ethel Esther Woodcock (born circa 1881 and died 26 February 1953), daughter of George and Ethel Esther Shortnell
No children
Death
Date 16 February 1944Place Westminster Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Congregational
Education
Reynella and Unley, SA
Apprenticed as printer
Occupation
Printer
Employment History
Worked as printer for Inquirer and Morning Herald
1896 founded RS Sampson and Company later Service Printing Company 1928–1929
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Leederville Municipal Council 1900–1902
North Perth Municipal Council 1909–1913
Darling Range Road Board from 1907, chairman 1909–1928
Chairman Road Board Association 1931–1937
Party
County Party (CP)
County Party until 1923 then Ministerial (Majority) County Party (MCP) until 1924
Nationalist until circa 1932 then County Party
Date Elected
12 March 1921
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1944
Electorate
Swan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Swan 12 March 1921–16 February 1944

Office
  • Colonial Secretary and Minister for Public Health (1922–1924)
Background/Membership
Member council WA Historical Society
Life member WA Poultry Organisation
Chairman Beekeepers’ Section of Primary Producers’ Association
Racing cyclist, chairman for 21 years and life member Western Australian League of Wheelmen
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. 174.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 2 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00096708
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