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Huxham, John Saunders

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Birth Date: 14 May 1861 (Ivybridge, Devon, England)

Death Date: 4 August 1949 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Simon Huxham and Agnes (nee Chapman)

Family: (2) Helen Julia Meiklejohn Dougherty on 13 October 1897, 1 daughter, (1) Eliza Jane Bubb on 25 December 1884 in Sydney, 5 children

Education: Ivybridge Dame School; London

Religion: Baptist


Accountant, Sydney and Brisbane; Manager, John Huxham & Co. merchants, Brisbane; Agent-General for Queensland, 1924 to 1929

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Brisbane South 5 Feb 1908 2 Oct 1909
Assembly ALP Buranda 27 Apr 1912 31 Jul 1924

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Secretary for Public Instruction 9 Sep 1919 14 Jul 1924
Home Secretary 23 Mar 1916 9 Sep 1919
Minister without Office 10 Jul 1915 23 Mar 1916

Additional Information

Notes: Member, Queensland University Senate; Life member, Queensland Blind, Deaf and Dumb Institute

Sources: Logan, GN, 'Huxham, John Saunders (1961-1949)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.9, Melbourne University Press, 1983, pp 419-420; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 26 July 2017]