Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
William Frederic Sayer
Birth
Date 3 December 1857 Place London, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
Arrived in Western Australia circa October 1890
Parents
Son of William, solicitor, and Fanny Taylor
Marriage and Family
Married 21 February 1908, St John’s Church, Fremantle (Church of England) to Florence Betteridge Beeching Dungey (born circa April 1883 and died circa April 1959), daughter of Andrew and Florence Betteridge
Children: three daughters
Death
Date 26 February 1943Place Darlington, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
University College School, London 1870–1874
1879 Law Institute Prizeman
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Practised law in England for 10 years
Arrived in Western Australia circa October 1890 as legal adviser to Midland Railway Company
March 1897 secretary to Law Department
1898–1901 Commissioner of Titles
1902–1930 Chief Parliamentary Draftsman, Crown Solicitor, from December 1902, and later Solicitor General
Kings Council, August 1904
House
MLA
Party
Forest Party
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
-Sayer, William Frederic, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1902
Electorate
Claremont
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Claremont

Office
  • Attorney General 1901
Background/Membership
After retirement voluntary work on Law Reform and Legal Aid
Bought land in Peppermint Grove
Qualifications
University College School, London 1870–1874
1879 Law Institute Prizeman
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. 176.
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