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ARNOLD, James JarvistBiography for ARNOLD, James Jarvist

Senator for New South Wales

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for New South Wales 1940. Re-elected 1946, 1951, 1953 and 1958. Retired with the expiration of term 1965.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 21.11.1941 to 19.3.1951.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Printing from 1.10.1941 to 17.10.1947; Regulations and Ordinances from 7.11.1946 to 30.6.1965; Library from 14.11.1946 to 30.6.1965; House from 14.11.1946 to 17.10.1947; House from 6.3.1962 to 30.6.1965.

Senate Select: Constitution Alteration (Avoidance of Double Dissolution Deadlocks) Bill from 21.6.1950 to 28.11.1950; National Service in the Defence Force from 7.12.1950 to 15.3.1951; Commonwealth Bank Bill (No. 2) 1950 from 14.3.1951 to 19.3.1951.

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 5.7.1946 to 31.10.1949; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 20.6.1951 to 30.6.1965.

Joint Standing: Social Security from 12.11.1941 to 7.7.1943.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Member of the first Australian Labor Party delegation to China from June 1957 to July 1957.

Party Positions

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Newcastle District Assembly.

President of the Australian Labor Party Newcastle State Assembly.

Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Newcastle Branch.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party annual conference.

Other Positions

President of the Newcastle Fire Brigades Association.

President of the Australia?China Society Group in Newcastle.


Born 12.4.1902, Wallaroo Mines, Australia

Died 29.10.1967, Newcastle


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

ACIS (Chartered Institute of Secretaries).

FASA (Australian Society of Accountants).



Secretary, Newcastle Workers' Educational Association.

Railway worker.