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Hawthorn, Arthur George Clarence

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Birth Date: 31 October 1859 (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)

Death Date: 6 May 1934 (Ashgrove, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: George Hawthorn and Isabella Marie Louise (nee Steele)

Family: Mary Stewart on 12 December 1894 at Brisbane, 2 daughters

Education: Hobart State and High schools

Religion: Presbyterian


Articled solicitor, 1884; Admitted to Tasmanian Bar

Local Government Service: Member, Ithaca Shire Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly IND Enoggera 11 Mar 1902 27 Aug 1904
Assembly MIN Enoggera 27 Aug 1904 5 Feb 1908
Assembly OPP Enoggera 5 Feb 1908 2 Oct 1909
Assembly MIN Enoggera 2 Oct 1909 7 Feb 1911
Council NONE Legislative Council 11 Feb 1911 23 Mar 1912
Council NONE Legislative Council 1 Jul 1912 23 Mar 1922 Council abolished

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Treasurer 29 Oct 1908 7 Feb 1911
Home Secretary 18 Feb 1908 29 Oct 1908
Home Secretary 3 Jul 1907 17 Nov 1907

Additional Information

Notes: President, Australian Natives' Association; Executive, local Authorities Association; He was instrumental in introducing old age pensions, electoral reform and, cheap housing for low income workers

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 195435; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Johnston, W. Ross, 'Hawthorn, Arthur George Clarence (1859-1934)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.9, Melbourne University Press, 1983, p236; Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)