Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
George McLeod
Birth
Date 2 July 1884 Place Government Well, Kapunda district, South Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1900
Parents
Son of James, labourer, engine driver and engineer and Mary McKinnon
Marriage and Family
Married 21 February 1914, Mt Lawley, (Methodist) to Evelyn Elsie May Beadle (born circa 1889 and died circa March 1946), daughter of Henry and Jean Miller
Children: two daughters
Death
Date 22 August 1919Place Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
Cemetery Kalgoorlie Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Miner and union secretary
Employment History
Goldminer at Kalgoorlie
1911 succeeded JE Dodd as secretary Kalgoorlie–Boulder branch, Federated Miners’ Union
1905 president Morgans branch Miners’ Union
After 1914 resumed mining
1916 state secretary Federated Mining Employees’ Association of Australia WA State Executive, Boulder
1919 secretary Australian Workers' Union (WA Mining Industry branch)
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Kalgoorlie Municipal Council
Party
Labor
President Kalgoorlie Branch Australian Labor Federation (ALF)
1910 vice-president ALF (Eastern Goldfields District Council), president 1912–1916
Date Elected
4 February 1914
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1914
Electorate
Kalgoorlie
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Kalgoorlie 4 February (by-election)–21 October 1914
  • Contested Kalgoorlie 11 September 1908, Mt Margaret 29 September 1917
Background/Membership
At Menzies and Laverton
Presbyterian then agnostic
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 132.
West Australian, 5 February 1914.
Commonwealth Electoral Rolls, (Kalgoorlie)
Information from Mrs E Wood, Glendalough.

Westralian Worker, 14 August 1905.
Further Information
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