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James Menzies

Born
09 August 1862 (Ballarat West, Victoria)
Died
01 November 1945
Parents
Robert, machinery merchant, and Elizabeth Band, both b. Scotland
Marriage
25 Dec 1889 Kate Sampson; 4s. 1d.
Occupation
Storekeeper
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Ballarat
Career
Supported family after father's death by working as apprentice coach painter, Phoenix Foundry, Ballarat; established own coach painting business; storekeeper Jeparit from 1893, also agent for H. V. McKay's harvester firm and Wilson & Bolton, stock and station agents; purchased 640-acre farm near Jeparit, leased it, sold 1912 and moved to Melbourne; statistical officer and tariff reviser BHP 1926-1945; member Council of Agric. Education 1917-1945, chairman 1932-1934; member Aust. Industries Protection League 1935-1945; JP; president Menzies Boys Home, Frankston; many Jeparit activities including trustee and lay preacher Jeparit Methodist Church. Brother of Hugh Menzies (q.v.). Father of Sir Robert Menzies (q.v.). Brother-in-law of Sydney Sampson MHR Wimmera 1906-1919. Dimboola shire councillor 1898-1912, president 1901-1902, 1911-1912
Party
Liberal Party
Nationalist
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyLowanNovember 1911 September 1920Defeated

*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.
Inaugural Speech
Other seats contested
Lowan (b/e) 1906, 1921, 1924
Appointments
Housing committee 1913-1914, 1914-1918. Vaccination committee 1912-1914. Public Accounts committee 1914-1920. Railways standing committee 1917-1920.
References
Age, Argus 2 Nov 1945; Hazelhurst, C., 'Menzies Observed', Sydney, 1979; Perkins, K. S., 'Menzies: Last of the Queen's Men', Adelaide, 1968.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 16th May 2016