Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Thomas Leishman Brown
Birth
Date 5 November 1862 Place Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
Parents
Son of Thomas, gardener, and Helen Leishman
Marriage and Family
Married 2 June 1885, Carlton, Victoria (Salvation Army), to Elizabeth Rees Fraser (born circa 1865), daughter of Thomas Rees and Ann Spark
Children: at least one son and one daughter
Death
Date Circa 1921–1940Place
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
Not stated
Occupation
Carpenter
Employment History
By 1885 and as late as 1894 working as a carpenter and joiner living in Collingwood, Victoria
1899 carpenter at Geraldton
By 1909 into business as builder and contractor
1911 Secretary Australian Workers Union, Perth
1921 described as architect and contractor
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
21 November 1906
Inaugural Speech
-No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1908
Electorate
Geraldton
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Geraldton 21 November 1906 (by-election)–11 September 1908
  • Contested Geraldton 28 June 1904, 27 October 1905, 11 September 1908, Kimberley 18 October 1911
Background/Membership
1910–1914 living in Claremont
1915–1918 in Subiaco
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, 2010, p. 40.
The Western Australia post office directory, (1899–1913)
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