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Maxwell, James Francis

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Birth Date: 1862 (County Armagh, Ireland)

Death Date: 16 April 1941 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Samuel Maxwell and Matilda (nee Stoops)

Family: Alice Davis on 23 July 1890

Education: Fortitude Valley State School; Norman State School

Religion: Presbyterian


Painter and decorator

Local Government Service: Mayor, Brisbane City Council, 1920 to 1921; Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1917 to 1921; Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1911 to 1913; Member, Toombul Shire Council, 1902 to 1909

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly NAT Toowong 9 Oct 1920 15 May 1923
Assembly UAP Toowong 15 May 1923 8 May 1926
Assembly CPNP Toowong 8 May 1926 2 Apr 1938 Did not contest

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Opposition Whip 1932 1936

Additional Information

Notes: President, Queensland Local Authorities Association; Leader, Master Painters Federation of Australia; Member, Council, Employees Federation of Australia; Chairman, Metropolitan Fire Brigade Board, Victoria Bridge Board and Anzac Day Committee

Sources: Image courtesy of Brisbane City Council Library Services, Identifier: BCC-B120-32529; Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Motion of Condolence, First session of the 29th Parliament, Vol. CLXXVII, 20 Aug 1941, pp. 8-9 (Brisbane, Qld: Government Printer); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Friday, 18 August 2017]