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Peter Laurence O'Loghlen


Birth
Date: 24 April 1882
Place: Clare, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA 1902 for two years
Parents
Son of Michael James, farmer, and Catherine Mary Kean
Marriage and Family
Unmarried
Death
Date: 13 November 1923
Place: Minnivale, Western Australia
Cemetery: Minnivale Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Catholic
Occupation
Timber worker and miner
Employment History
Worked on farm then joined public service at age of 15 years
Worked in sawmills in south-west of Western Australia
Held office in Amalgamated Workers' Association 1905–1906
From 1907 to 1913 goldmining at Laverton and Menzies
Trustee Survey Hands Union 1913
Member Timber Workers Union and Miners Union and represented latter at conference of Federated Miners’ Union
House
MLA
Party
Labor
1916–1918 general president Labor Party
Date Elected
11 September 1908
Inaugural Speech
O'Loghlen, Peter Laurence, First Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1923
Electorate
Forrest
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Forrest 11 September 1908–13 November 1923 (resigned 2 March 1910, re-elected 11 July 1910, resigned 17 April 1913, re-elected 11 July 1913)

Office
  • Secretary Parliamentary Labor Party 1917–1923

Historical Notes
  • As MLA for Forrest only opposed once, 11 July 1910 (by-election)

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Swan (House of Representatives) 12 December 1906
References
Battye I, p. 350–351.
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, 2001, p. 155.
West Australian, 14 September 1908, 14 November 1923.