Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John Charles Griffiths Foulkes
Birth
Date 22 March 1861 Place Llanyblodwel, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Arrival in WA
1890
Parents
John Griffiths, farmer, Denbighshire, and Mary Ann Charles
Marriage and Family
Brother in law of Adam Jameson
Married 23 April 1892, St Georges Cathedral, Perth to Janette Griffiths Jameson, daughter of Reverend Charles Adam, Minister Scotch Church, and Grace Chalmers
No children
Death
Date 4 December 1935Place Chiswick, London, England, United Kingdom
Cemetery Cause of Death
Religion
None
Education
Educated at Shrewsbury 1875–1881 and St John’s College, Cambridge 1881–1884
Articles Wrexham 1881–1884
Occupation
Lawyer
Employment History
Articled as solicitor at Wrexham with Sir Evan Morris
Lieutenant 1st Volunteer Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers
With Sholl and Foulkes, Bunbury
1896 set up practice in Perth
Board of Management Perth Hospital 1904
House
MLC
MLA
Party
Liberal
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1911
Electorate
South-West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC South West Province 16 July 1894–27 July 1896
  • MLA Claremont 11 June 1902 (by-election)–3 October 1911

Committees
  • Deputy Chairman of Committees December 1903–July 1904
Background/Membership
Circa 1913 returned to England
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. 75-76.
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