Born 28 February 1865
Died 27 March 1953. (Parkville. Coburg cemetery)
Parents: James Smith, miner, and Elizabeth Irving, both b. Scotland
Marriage: (1) c1886 Elizabeth Ann May; 2s. 2d.; (2) c1921 Jane Elizabeth Satchell
Occupation: Bricklayer and union official
Education: Country schools
Career: Alluvial miner; timber worker at Murchison; apprentice bricklayer, Melbourne; after land crash went to Western Australia, organised unemployment conference; returned to Vic., organised building workers strike 1906; secretary Bricklayers Society, Buildling Trades Vigilance committee; president Trades Hall Council, Vic. Socialist League; chairman fed. Tariff Conference of Trades; founding member Women's Suffrage League; advocate for Aust. forestry; organised exhibition of Australian timber May 1918; Orangeman.
Party: Labor; Australian Labor Party
Party Note: First president Political Labor Council, fed. conference delegate, expelled 1910 over membership of Commonwealth Protectionist League, readmitted, lost endorsement 1920 and expelled after winning seat as Independent Labor
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Railway Officers||June 1904||November 1906||Resigned|
|MLA||Collingwood||December 1908||August 1921||Defeated|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.