John (William) Horgan
| || Date: 15 July 1834|
Place: Maroon, Cork, Ireland
Arrival in WA
|January 1881 to WA|
|Son of John, farmer, and Elizabeth Murphy |
Marriage and Family
|Married (1) 1861, Ireland to Mary Ann Oliff (nee Horan, born circa 1838)|
Children: nine sons and three daughters
Widowed 11 August 1889
Married (2) 7 February 1891, Roman Catholic Cathedral, Perth to Mary Ann (Marion) Coffey, daughter of Denis
|Date: 8 July 1907|
Place: Havelock St, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: East Perth Cemetery, WA
|Dr Moynihan’s Collegiate School, Cork|
|Barrister and solicitor|
Practised law in Cork, Ireland
From 1890 partner Frederick William Moorhead
1896 partner Richard William Pennefather
Later partner MG Lavan
|28 May 1888|
|No inaugural speech|
|Search for speeches by William Horgan|
- MLC Perth 28 May 1888 (by-election)–22 January 1889
- Contested Perth 15 June 1886 (by-election), 22 January 1889
|Honorary secretary Cork Law Society|
1876 to NSW
With RS Haynes formed Eight Hours Association in 1886
1886 in libel action with George Leake which cost him £500
Radical opponent of Governor Broome
|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. 15.|
|GC Bolton, Alexander Forest, Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 2000, p. 82.|
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume II, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
E Russell. A history of the law in Western Australia and its development from 1829 to 1979, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, p. 239–240.
CT Stannage, The people of Perth: a social history of Western Australia's capital city, Perth City Council, Perth, 1979, p. 196–205.
Tom Stannage, 'Horgan, John (1834–1907)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/horgan-john-6733/text11629, published first in hardcopy 1983, accessed online 22 December 2015.
WA Bulletin, 2 June 1888.
Western Mail, 13 July 1907.