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David Smith

David Smith

Born
18 November 1861 (Sheepshead near Bendigo, Victoria)
Died
24 January 1943 (Bendigo cemetery)
Parents
James, miner, and Agnes Thompson, both b. Scotland
Marriage
c1886 Agnes Elizabeth Reed; 2s.
Occupation
Blacksmith
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
National and state schools, Bendigo
Career
Blacksmith Bendigo, then Yarraville and Mirboo North before returning to Bendigo; supporter co-operative movement; originated Golden Square plantation and David Smith scholarships Golden Square State School; Rechabite District Chief Ruler.;
Party
Labor
 
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Expelled 1914 over advocacy of scripture lessons in state school; National Labor 1917, Nationalist 1920.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Bendigo West
1st Jun 1904
 
1st May 1924
 

*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
Bendigo (fed.) 1903
Appointments
Minister without Portfolio Dec. 1913. Royal commission Vic. Police Force 1905-1906, Murray Waters 1909-1910. Electricity Supply committee 1920, 1922.
References
Rechabite 8 May 1915; Age, Bendigo Advertiser 25 June 1943
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)