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Fry, James Porter

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Birth Date: 1880 (West End, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 7 February 1948 (Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Charles Fry and Caroline (nee Davies)

Family: Sarah Chegwin in Brisbane on 3 September 1902, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: West End State School

Religion: Methodist


Optometrist, Brisbane, 1918; President, Australian Optometrists' Association; Chairman, Queensland Board of Optical Registration; President, Institute of Opthalmic Opticians Inc.

Military Service: Great War: Joined 3rd Infantry Battalion, Naval and Military Forces – Special Tropical Corps in Nov 1914. AIF 9th Battalion, France. Returned to Australia late 1915 with rank of Major

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NAT Kurilpa 16 Mar 1918 11 May 1923
Assembly UAP Kurilpa 12 May 1923 7 May 1926
Assembly CPNP Kurilpa 8 May 1926 11 Jun 1932

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Opposition Whip 11 Jul 1923 9 Apr 1929

Additional Information

Sources: Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)

[Last Modified: Monday, 22 October 2018]