Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Alfred Bowman Kidson
Birth
Date 23 October 1863 Place Paddington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Parents
Son of William, merchant, and Ernestine Morris
Marriage and Family
Married 27 April 1887, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Constance Caroline Forbes (born circa 1865 and died 3 September 1940), daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles D’Oyly and Mary Louise Slade
Children: one son and three daughters
Death
Date 23 May 1937Place Belmont, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Educated Westminster
WA Bar 1887
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
At time admitted to WA Bar in 1887 was schoolmaster at Fremantle Government School
Practised law with DR Gawler

In England 1902–1905
Practised law in Northam 1905–1916
Served in England with Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1916–1918
October 1923–November 1931 acting Police Magistrate, Perth
Then deputy government representative on Public Service Appeals Board until death
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Claremont Road Board 1893–1895
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
18 July 1895
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1902
Electorate
West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC West Province 18 July 1895 by-election–21 May 1902
  • Contested West Province 16 July 1894, East Province 16 May 1914 (Liberal)
Qualifications
WA Bar 1863
References
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board, Accessed 28 January 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00064712
Twentieth Century Impressions of Western Australia, PWH Thiel, Perth, 1901, p. 25.
West Australian, 24 May 1937.
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