Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Sydney Hicks
Birth
Date 24 March 1864 Place Falmouth, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1891 to Perth
Parents
Son of James Sampson, tailor, and Grace George
Marriage and Family
Married 24 May 1899, Parish Church, Falmouth to Margaret Pearce (born circa 1865), daughter of Captain Richard Roberts (of mercantile marine)
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date 20 April 1931Place Tancred House, South Mimms, Hertfordshire, England
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Falmouth Grammar School and London Hospital Medical College (1882–87)
1888 MB
1890 MD
Occupation
Doctor
Employment History
1889–1890 house surgeon and physician London Hospital
1891–1898 district resident medical officer at Roebourne
1906 established practice in Guildford
House
MLA
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
24 April 1901
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1908
Electorate
Roebourne
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Roebourne 24 April 1901–October 1908
Office
  • Minister for Commerce and Labor 25 August 1905–7 May 1906
Background/Membership
To England 1898–1900, living at Falmouth 1899
1902–1916 on Medical Board of WA
Returned to England and practised at Falmouth
Qualifications
MB (1888), MD (1890)
References
Battye I, p. 357–58
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. 98.
Kalgoorlie Miner, October 1905.
Medical Board Records.
Medical Register, 1921.
Twentieth Century Impressions, p. 31.
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