Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Henry Alfred Stephenson
Birth
Date 24 October 1862 Place Port Sorell district, Tasmania
Arrival in WA
1897
Parents
Son of Frederick Wilkinson, surgeon and Margaret Stephenson (formerly Develin)
Marriage and Family
Married 29 October 1884, All Saints Church, Port Sorell district, Tasmania to Louisa (May) Wood, daughter of Michael
Children: three sons and one daughter
Widowed (?)
Death
Date 28 December 1930Place St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
State and grammar schools, Tasmania
Occupation
Carpenter and businessperson
Employment History
Carpenter in 1884, established produce business in Devonport 1892
to Western Australia 1897, founded firm at Fremantle and Perth (registered as company 1913)
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Devonport Town Council 1891–1897
Party
Nationalist
Date Elected
22 May 1924
Inaugural Speech
-Stephenson, Henry Alfred, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Henry Stephenson
Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1930
Electorate
Metropolitan-Suburban
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC Metropolitan-Suburban Province 22 May 1924–21 May 1930
  • Contested Metropolitan-Suburban Province 10 May 1930
Background/Membership
Twice president Perth Chamber of Commerce
Chairman of directors Bankers’ and Traders’ Insurance Company Limited and Wilga Coal Prospecting Co Ltd
One time champion sculler of Tasmania
Member Fremantle Rowing Club
Committee member Western Australian Turf Club
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. 187.
Further Information
1924 'LABOR CANDIDATES SUCCEED.', The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950), 12 May, p. 8 Edition: THIRD EDITION, viewed 16 December, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84252779
Who's Who in Australia, 1929.
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