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GUTHRIE, James FrancisBiography for GUTHRIE, James Francis

Senator for (Vic)

United Australia Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Victoria 1919. Re-elected 1925 and 1931. Defeated at general elections 1937.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member, Royal Commission on National Insurance, 1923

Member, Australian Wool Board from 1936 to 1945

Committee Service

Senate Standing: House from 22.7.1920 to 1929; Library from 1.3.1923 to 1923; Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 4.7.1923 to 1938.

Senate Select: Beam Wireless Charges, Australia to England from 21.2.1929 to 1929.

Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Commonwealth Delegation, Empire Parliamentary Association, South Africa, 1924

Member, Commonwealth Delegation, Empire Parliamentary Association, for the Coronation of King George VI, England, 1937

Other Positions

Founder, Australian Corriedale Sheepbreeders' Association


Born 13.9.1872, Rich Avon, Australia

Died 18.8.1958, Kangaroo Ground

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Farmer (Wool)

Office boy, Dalgety and Company

Worked in woollen mills at Bradford and elsewhere, England

Manager at the Geelong mills, Dalgety and Company

Australian adviser to London board, Dalgety and Company, from 1928 till his death