William Watson (Australian politician)

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William Watson
William Watson (Australia).jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fremantle
In office
16 December 1922 – 9 October 1928
Preceded by Reginald Burchell
Succeeded by John Curtin
In office
19 December 1931 – 7 August 1934
Preceded by John Curtin
Succeeded by John Curtin
Personal details
Born (1864-10-22)22 October 1864
Campbells Creek, Victoria
Died 21 December 1938(1938-12-21) (aged 74)
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent (1922–28)
UAP (1931–34)
Occupation Various

William Watson (22 October 1864 – 21 December 1938) was an Australian politician. Born in Campbells Creek, Victoria, he was educated at public schools before becoming a miner, bricklayer and farmer. In 1893, he left Victoria for Western Australia, where he became a bacon manufacturer in Fremantle, and became known as a local benefactor. In 1922, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as an independent, representing the seat of Fremantle. He held the seat until he retired in 1928. He returned to the House in 1931, again as the member for Fremantle, but this time representing the United Australia Party; he retired shortly afterwards in 1934. Watson died in 1938[1] and was buried in Fremantle Cemetery.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Founders and Felons". Metropolitan Cemeteries Board. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Reginald Burchell
Member for Fremantle
1922 – 1928
Succeeded by
John Curtin
Preceded by
John Curtin
Member for Fremantle
1931 – 1934
Succeeded by
John Curtin