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James Thomas Franklin


Birth
Date: 25 October 1854
Place: Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1894
Parents
James, bricklayer, and Catherine Wroot Elston
Marriage and Family
Married 13 October 1877, St Pauls Church, Sydney, New South Wales to Alice Mabel George (born circa 1858), daughter of William, carrier, and Sarah Ann Anguish
Children: three sons and six daughters
Widowed 13 April 1932
Death
Date: 1 September 1940
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Builder
Employment History
1870 entered building trade in Sydney
Builder and contractor in partnership with James Finlay
Owned Enterprise Steam Joinery and timber mill at Keysbrook
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Perth Municipal Council 1904
Perth City Council 1905–1923
Mayor of Perth 1923–1929
Lord Mayor 1929–1930, 1932–1934
Party
Liberal then National from 1917
Date Elected
22 May 1928
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1940
Electorate
Metropolitan
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan Province 22 May 1928–21 May 1940
  • Defeated at 1934 election by James George, but latter unseated on petition and on 21 November 1934 Franklin was declared as from May 1934
  • Contested North Perth 11 September 1908, 3 October 1911, East Perth 18 November 1922 (by-election), Metropolitan–Suburban Province 10 May 1924, 8 May 1926, Metropolitan Province 11 May 1940
Background/Membership
Arrived New South Wales with parents 1856
Freemason
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume one 1870-1930, Perth, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2001, p. 76.