Charles Moffatt Jenkinson

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Charles Moffatt Jenkinson
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Charles Jenkinson, ca. 1900.
41st Mayor of Brisbane
In office
1914–1914
Preceded by Harry Doggett
Succeeded by George Down
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Wide Bay
In office
19 March 1898 – 11 March 1902
Preceded by Horace Tozer
Succeeded by George Lindley
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Fassifern
In office
13 January 1903 – 2 October 1909
Preceded by Thomas Murray-Prior
Succeeded by Arnold Wienholt
Personal details
Born (1865-03-28)28 March 1865
Birmingham, England
Died 3 July 1954(1954-07-03) (aged 89)
Brisbane, Queensland
Resting place Lutwyche Cemetery
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Georgina Agnes Ferguson (m.1893 d.1943)
Occupation Bootmaker, Draper
Religion Church of England

Charles Moffatt Jenkinson (1865–1954) was a Queensland politician.

Early life[edit]

Charles Moffatt Jenkinson was born on 28 March 1865 in Birmingham, England.[1]

He immigrated to Queensland in 1883, where he worked mostly as a journalist. He was publisher of the Herald, a Brisbane sporting newspaper.[1]

Political life[edit]

He served as a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Wide Bay from 19 March 1898 (a by-election) to 11 March 1902, and as the member for Fassifern from 13 January 1903 (another by-election) to 2 October 1909.[2]

He served as an alderman on the Brisbane City Council from 1912 to 1916 and from 1920 to 1921, and was the mayor of Brisbane in 1914.[3] As mayor, he is credited with having finalised the decision to construct the (then) new Brisbane City Hall at Albert Square (now known as King George Square), by selling the alternative site in Fortitude Valley to the Catholic Church who proposed to construct the Holy Name Cathedral on that site.[1][4]

Jenkinson was a candidate for the state seat of Brisbane in the 1915 election but was defeated by the sitting Labor member Mick Kirwan.[5][6]

Jenkinson was a candidate for the state seat of Toombul in the 1923 election but was defeated by the long-serving sitting member Andrew Petrie.[7] When Andrew Petie retired at the 1926 election, Jenkinson again was a candidate for Toombul but was defeated by Hugh Russell.[8] Undeterred, Jenkinson was a candidate for Toombul in the 1929 election but was again defeated by Hugh Russell.[9]

Later life[edit]

Jenkinson died in Brisbane on 3 July 1954 aged 90. He had been bedridden for 5 years prior to his death. He was buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.[1][10][11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Charles Jenkinson dies.". Sunday Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 4 July 1954. p. 3. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alderman Charles Moffatt Jenkinson". State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 21 February 2011. 
  4. ^ "CITY IMPROVEMENTS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 23 May 1914. p. 4. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  5. ^ ""The Elections Acts, 1916 to 1925".". The Worker. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 April 1929. p. 16. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "QUEENSLAND.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 24 May 1915. p. 8. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "TOOMBUL.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 14 May 1923. p. 8. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "AN ANALYSIS.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 10 May 1926. p. 11. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "POLLING SUMMARY.". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 May 1929. p. 15. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Jenkinson Charles Mofatt — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 29 June 2012.
  11. ^ "Family Notices.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 6 July 1954. p. 14. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Horace Tozer
Member for Wide Bay
1898–1902
Succeeded by
George Lindley
Preceded by
Thomas Murray-Prior
Member for Fassifern
1903–1909
Succeeded by
Arnold Wienholt

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