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Davies, Horace Jason

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Birth Date: 17 July 1903 (Gympie, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 4 June 1971 (South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Jason Davies and Ellen Christiana (nee Christensen)

Family: Ruby Ellis on 13 November 1935, 1 daughter

Education: Woongarra State School

Religion: Methodist


Assistant teacher, Maryborough Boys' Intermediate School, 1951 to 1953; Teacher, Albert State School, 1949 to 1951; Teacher, Kingaroy State School, 1937 to 1949; Exchange teacher, London County Council, 1935 to 1937; Assistant teacher, Kingaroy State School, 1933 to 1935; Assistant teacher, Coorparoo State School, 1928 to 1933; Assistant teacher, Leichhardt Street and Junction Park state schools, 1927; Head teacher (sole), Coal Creek State School, 1924 to 1927; Pupil-teacher, Wongarra State School, 1917 to 1922 and assistant teacher 1922 to 1924

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Chairman, ALP Parliamentary Education Committee
  2. (ALP) Secretary, Queensland Parliamentary Labor Party, 14 Apr 1958 - 18 Aug 1958

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maryborough 28 Nov 1953 4 Jun 1971 Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Shadow Minister for Education
Opposition Whip 9 Jun 1960 4 Jun 1971

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included music, the arts and education. Mr Davies was a musician of wide accomplishment. Conductor, Maryborough Choral Society. President, Wide Bay National Fitness Club. Patron and Founder, Maryborough and Hervey Bay Blue Nursing Service.

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); The Courier-Mail, 'Politicians's wife kept up an exhausting round of duties', 6 Aug 2004; The Courier-Mail, 'A.L.P. Member for Maryborough dead', 5 Jun 1971

[Last Modified: Friday, 16 June 2017]