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Robert Beckett

Robert Beckett

Born
28 November 1862 (London)
Died
02 June 1917 (Surrey Hills. Box Hill cemetery)
Parents
Robert, printer, and Eliza Bartholomew
Marriage
30 April 1903, Sydney, New South Wales, Ethel Anna Wells; 1d.
Occupation
Solicitor
Religion
Methodist
Education
Matriculated
 
Came under notice of Joseph Hood (Malleson, England & Stewart) who secured him articles with Abbott & Eales.
Career
Arrived Vic. 1867; at ten employed in Walker and May printing house; returned to school and matriculated. Office boy for legal firm Malleson, England & Stewart; admitted solicitor 1889; co-partner with Abbott & Eales 1891-1896, Abbott & Beckett from 1897, Abbott, Beckett & Stillman from 1916; president Law Institute 1908-1909; commissioner Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works 1904-1916; v-president Swinburne Technical College; chairman Municipal Building Regulations conference, Outer Suburbs Tram conference; Methodist Sunday School superintendent for 30 years; his wife a former missionary in China.;Boroondara shire councillor 1892-1902, president 1894-1895, Camberwell shire 1902-1905, borough 1905, town 1906, city 1914, 1902-1917, president 1903-1904, mayor 1907-1908.
Party
Non-Labor
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
East Yarra
1st Jun 1913
 
1st Jun 1917
Died in Office

*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
Eastern Suburbs (Legislative Assembly) 1897.
Appointments
Consolidation of Laws committee 1914-1915. W. C. Angliss committee 1915
References
Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 27 June 1917, 4-10; Age, Argus 4 June 1917; Box Hill Reporter 8 June 1917
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)