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Fihelly, Hon John Arthur

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Birth Date: 7 November 1882 (Timoleague, County Cork, Ireland)

Death Date: 2 March 1945 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Cornelius Fihelly and Annie (nee McCarthy)

Family: Marguerite Agnes Murphy on 8 May 1912, in Brisbane 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Petrie Terrace State School; St. Joseph's College

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: His father-in-law, Peter Murphy was a member of the Legislative Council


Clerk, Postal, Customs and Excise Departments; Freelance journalist; Agent General for Queensland, 1922 to 1923

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1925-1930

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Paddington 27 Apr 1912 8 Feb 1922 Retired

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Works 7 Apr 1920 8 Feb 1922
Attorney-General 7 Apr 1920 12 Nov 1920
Treasurer 9 Mar 1920 8 Feb 1922
Minister for Justice 22 Oct 1919 7 Apr 1920
Secretary for Railways 30 Apr 1918 7 Apr 1920
Minister without Office 10 Jul 1915 30 Apr 1918

Additional Information


Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg:68200; 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: Friday, 4 August 2017]