Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Maurice John Kennedy
Birth
Date 13 August 1884 Place Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA circa 1897
Parents
Son of Martin Joseph, labourer and farmer, and Margaret Cleary, and brother-in-law of JC Willcock
Marriage and Family
Married 28 January 1914, Geraldton, Ursula Mary Stone, (born circa 1890 and died circa November 1969), daughter of (Patrick) James Stone and Mary Jane Hogan
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 28 November 1939Place St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Occupation
Railway worker
Employment History
Railway guard with Western Australian Government Railways living at Geraldton by 1914
Lived in Greenough district for over 20 years holding various offices in West Australian Amalgamated Society of Railway Employees
1930–1939 Main Roads Department officer
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
22 March 1924
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
Greenough
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Greenough 22 March 1924–26 March 1930
  • Contested Greenough 26 March 1930
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. 112.
West Australian, 26 March 1924, 29 November 1939.
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