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William John Evans

William John Evans

Born
18 April 1856 (Ballarat, Victoria)
Died
22 August 1914 (Surrey Hills. Box Hill cemetery)
Parents
John, railways time-keeper, and Harriet Denman, both b. England
Marriage
18 Jan 1882 Elizabeth Jane Simmons
Occupation
Engine-driver and union secretary
Career
Grocer's boy at Ballarat; to Melbourne with family and joined Vic. Railways as carriage-cleaner, later fireman and engine-driver; secretary Locomotive Engineers Association, retired due to ill-health but returned to assist reorganisation after 1903 strike.;
Party
Labour
Party Note
Legislative Council leader and one of the first two Labor reps to be elected to LC.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
Public and Railway Officers
1st Jun 1904
 
1st Mar 1907
 
MLC
Melbourne North
1st Jun 1907
 
1st Aug 1914
 

*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.

Other seats contested
Essendon (Legislative Assembly) 1907
Appointments
Attorney-General, Solicitor-General, and Minister of Public Health Dec 1913. Housing committee 1913.
References
Argus 24 Aug 1914; Labor Call 27 Aug 1914
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)