Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Raymond Read
Principal Honours
Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1965
Birth
Date 21 July 1882 Place Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
Parents
Son of Alfred Read, blacksmith and later farmer and grazier, and Henrietta Raymond
Marriage and Family
Married 9 July 1903, District Registry Office, Perth, WA to Florence Matilda Mills, daughter of William Thomas Mills and Matilda Millward
Widowed 20 November 1965
Children: one son and three daughters
Death
Date 29 April 1974Place Braille Hospital, Victoria Park, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Dr Murtagh’s High School, Bendigo, Victoria
Perth Technical College—qualified in pharmacy 11 June 1902, MPS, Ph C
Occupation
Pharmacist
Employment History
Pharmacist in Victoria Park from 1920 until retirement
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Perth City Council 1 December 1926–May 1965
Freeman of City of Perth
Party
Independent
Date Elected
10 February 1945
Inaugural Speech
-Read, William Raymond, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1953
Electorate
Victoria Park
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Victoria Park 10 February 1945 (by-election)–14 February 1953

Committees
  • Member Select Committee on the Incidence of TB (tuberculosis) in Certain Dairy Cattle 1947
Background/Membership
Justice of the Peace
Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) 1965
Member Ugly Men’s Association, Karrakatta Cemetery Board, Braille Society Management Committee and Unemployed Relief Assistance Committee
Rotarian
Qualifications
MPS, Ph C
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 220.
West Australian, 1 January 1965, (South Suburban Section) 19 May 1965.
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