Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas Chesson
Birth
Date Circa 1867 Place Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Arrival in WA
Arrived Western Australia with brothers
Parents
Son of John William, miner, and Bridget McKay
Marriage and Family
Married 22 November 1901, St. Patricks Church, Cue to Kate Martin (born circa 1876 and died 15 July 1958), daughter of Patrick and Catherine Reilly
Children: two sons and four daughters
Death
Date 6 May 1943Place Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Occupation
Miner
Employment History
1899–1905 miner, mine manager at Cue
1906–1909 miner
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Member Council Australian Labor Federation
Date Elected
12 November 1913
Inaugural Speech
-Chesson, Thomas Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
Cue
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Cue 12 November 1913 (by-election)–12 April 1930
Background/Membership
1901–1903 president and trustee Murchison Amalgamated Workers’ Union
1903 president and trustee Cue Union of Workers (AWA)
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, 2001, p. 46.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 6 May 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00109967
West Australian,7 May 1943.
Wise, 1899–1913
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