Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
STEWART, the Hon. James CharlesBiography for STEWART, the Hon. James Charles

Senator for (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for North Rockhampton, 1896. Resigned 5.6.1901 following election to the Senate for Queensland.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1901. Re-elected 1903, 1910 and 1914. Defeated at general elections 1917.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Library from 28.5.1903 to 1917; Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 6.7.1910 to 1913.

Senate Select: Old-age Pensions from 19.5.1904 to 1904; Retrenchment of Major J. W. M. Carroll from the Defence Forces from 2.6.1904 to 1904; Tobacco-growing Industry from 31.8.1905 to 1905; Mount Balfour (Tasmania) Post-office from 19.8.1915 to 26.8.1915.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts from 22.10.1914 to 1917.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Opposition Whip in the Senate from 12.6.1901 to 27.4.1904.

Secretary of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Executive from 12.6.1901 to 27.6.1905.

Government Whip in the Senate from 27.4.1904 to 17.8.1904.

Opposition Whip in the Senate from 17.8.1904 to 27.6.1905.

Member of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party Executive from 22.10.1914 to 13.6.1917.


Personal

Born 7.9.1850, Gorton, Moray, Scotland

Died 19.12.1931, Strathpine

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Emu Park railway worker

Labourer

Secretary, Lakes Creek Labour Union; Butcher's Union; Rockhampton Council Australia Labor Federation

Law clerk

Coal merchant

Editor and manager, Peoples' Newspaper Rockhampton 1893


Local Government Service

Alderman, North Rockhampton Council.

Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for North Rockhampton, 1896. Resigned 5.6.1901 following election to the Senate for Queensland.