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James Mirams

Born
02 January 1839 (Lambeth, London)
Died
21 June 1916
Parents
Rev. James
Marriage
- ; many children
Occupation
Promoter
Religion
Congregationalist
Education
Congregationalist school, Chishill, Essex
Career
Trained as an ironmonger and had a business at Royston, Essex; arrived Melbourne 1857; dairy farmer Braybrook; school teacher Fitzroy; bookseller, stationer and newsagent Collingwood; became a promoter of building societies, principally the Premier Permanent Building Association, of which he was secretary; involved in numerous speculations; insolvent 1890; convicted of issuing a false balance sheet with intent to defraud, and was imprisoned.
Party Note
Secretary National Reform and Protection League; leading protectionist, temperance advocate and radical; published many pamphlets; ultimately joined Labor Party.
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyCollingwoodFebruary 1876(b/e)February 1886 
Legislative AssemblyWilliamstownNovember 1887(b/e)March 1889 

*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
Collingwood 1871, 1874 (twice), E. Bourke 1875, Collingwood 1886, Evelyn 1911
Appointments
Royal commission tariff (chairman) 1881
References
Australian Dictionary of Biography, 5
Initial Data Source
Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972

Last updated: 17th May 2016