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WA Biography Index
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MITCHELL, Hon. Sir James. K.C.M.G.
WISE, Hon. Frank Joseph Scott

Source: Ancestry.com Who’s Who in Australia, 1921-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.


MITCHELL, Hon. Sir James. K.C.M.G., cr. 1921, Lieut. Governor of W.A. since 1933: son of W. B. Mitchell, landowner; b. Apr. 27, 1866, Bunbury. W.A., ed. Bunbury; M.L.A. for Northam, W.A., 190533, Hon. Min. Controlling Agric. Dept. 1906-09; Min. for Lands 1909-11; Min. for Rlys., Water Supply and Industries 1916-17; Premier, Treas., Min. for Lands and Repat. 1919-24; Premier and Treas. 1930-33; defeated general elections Apr. 1933; was responsible for land settlement system in force In W.A., including survey before settlement and improvement of Agric. Bank assistance; led Secession Campaign 1933; m. Clara, d. late Hon. W. Spencer, M.L.C., 1s; recreations, angling. walking, motoring; clubs, Weld (Perth), Northern; address, Govt. House. Perth, W.A.

WISE, Hon. Frank Joseph Scott, Premier and Treasurer, W.A., since 1945; M.L.A. for Gascoyne since 1933; Chrmn. Fedl. Commsn. for Post-War Rural Reconstruction; Min. for Lands and Agric. 1939-45; Min. for Agric., Education, Police and Nth.-West 1935-39: son of Charles E. Wise; b. May 30. 1897. Ipswich, Q1d.; ed. Qld. St. Sch. and Gatton (Qld.) Agric. Coll.; Roma, Q1d.9 State Farm as farm hand 1918; Field Offer. 1920; Asst. Agric. Instr. Qld. 1922; W.A. Agric. Adviser 1923; C'wealth Govt. Agric. Adviser in W.A. 1929; m. (1) June 12, 1922. Elsie Hunter (deed.)9 1 s., 2 d.; (2) Nov. 11l 1944. Patricia. d. A. p. C. McCormick. Narrogin, W.A.p 1 d.; recreations, gardening. philately; address, Parlt. House. Perth, and 1 Rosser St., Cottesloe, W.A.

Submitted by: Guest, 29 January 2007


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