Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
George Adam Kempton
Birth
Date 6 August 1871 Place Gardiner, Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA 1892
Parents
Son of Thomas, gardener and storekeeper, and Anna Norman
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 22 March 1898, Wesley Church, Perth to Constance Beatrice Prosser, (born circa 1875), daughter of William Henry and Emily Hunt
Children: two sons (deceased)
Widowed 12 May 1902
Married (2) 16 March 1904, Wesley Church, Perth (also ceremony 12 April 1904, Claremont residence) to Jessie Pryce (born circa 1877 and died circa July 1960), daughter of James and Emma Sellick
Children: two sons and three daughters
Death
Date 7 June 1945Place Claremont, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Dentist
Employment History
Prospector at Coolgardie and Lake Carey 1892–1895, then at Boulder
Storekeeper at Boulder 1898
1899–1905 assistant to J Wright, dentist
1905–1908 in practice in North-West, 1908–1940 at Geraldton
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Geraldton Municipal Council 1913–1915
Mayor Geraldton 1920, 1921, 1923
Founder member Northern District Federation of Local Authorities
Party
Liberal then National
Country Party by 1926
Member Council Liberal League
Date Elected
22 May 1926
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1932
Electorate
Central
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Central Province 22 May 1926–21 May 1932
  • Contested Central Province 7 May 1932
Background/Membership
Geraldton Agricultural Society
Freemason
Qualifications
1905 gained diploma
References
Black, David (1936). Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870–1930, p. 111.
Battye, JS The Cyclopedia of Western Australia : an historical and commercial review : descriptive and biographical facts, figures and illustrations : an epitome of progress, Vol 2, p. 977–978.
West Australian, 19 May 1926, 9 June 1945.
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