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REID, MatthewBiography for REID, Matthew

Senator for Queensland

Nationalist Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong, 1893. Defeated at general elections 1896.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1917. Re-elected 1922 and 1928. Retired with the expiration of term 1935.


Parliamentary Appointments

Chairman of the Royal Commission on Cockatoo Island Dockyard, 1921.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from February 1932 to June 1935.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Printing from 12.7.1917 to 3.10.1925; Printing from 14.9.1932 to 30.6.1935.

Senate Select: Senate Officials from 21.10.1920 to 31.8.1921; Case of J. T Dunk from 4.9.1924 to 1924; Beam Wireless Charges, Australia to England from 21.2.1929 to 14.8.1929.

Joint Standing: Public Works from 5.7.1923 to 27.11.1931.


Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labour Federation Brisbane District Council from 1889.

Member of the Queensland Labor Party Executive Council from 1892.

Treasurer of the Australian Labor Party Executive Council.

President of the Australian Labor Party Central Executive from 1905.


Personal

Born 30.9.1856, Dalmellington, Ayrshire, Scotland

Died 28.8.1947, Toowong


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Tailor and outfitter.

Carpenter.

Delegate, Trades and Labour Council.


Local Government Service

Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Toowong, 1893. Defeated at general elections 1896.

Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Enoggera, 1899 at by-election. Defeated at general elections 1902.