Adamson, CBE, John


Adamson, CBE, John
Birth Date: 18 February 1857 (Tudhoe, Durham)
Death Date: 2 May 1922 (Hendra, Queensland)
Parents: Robert Adamson and Dorothy (nee English)
Family: Caroline Jones on 4 April 1883, 2 sons, 4 daughters
Education: Tudhoe Public School, England
Religion: Methodist/Presbyterian


Apprentice shoemaker; Blacksmith; Primitive Methodist minister; Minister, Methodist Church of Australia, 1898-1907; Presbyterian supply minister, Gladstone, Mackay and Charters Towers, 1908

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maryborough 18 May 1907 2 Oct 1909 Did not contest
Assembly ALP Rockhampton 25 Feb 1911 2 Oct 1916 By-election
Assembly NONE Rockhampton 2 Oct 1916 21 Mar 1917 Retired

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Railways 1 Jun 1915 2 Oct 1916

Additional Information

Notes: Suffered fatal injuries when hit by a train at Hendra Station. Resigned from the Ministry and the Labor Party on 2 Oct 1916
Sources: The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, V.1 1901-1929 (Carlton South: Melbourne University Press, 2000); Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964 (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974); Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)
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