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RE-MEMBER (FORMER MEMBERS)
Sir John Mark Davies (Knighted in 1918)
- 08 February 1840 (Halstead, Essex)
- 12 September 1919
- Ebenezer and Ruth, nee Bartlett
Marital Status: 1865 Geelong, Emily Frances Scales; 6s. 8d.
- Local school (Geelong)
John Davies was born in England and in 1849 his family immigrated to Victoria settling in Geelong. He was one of four brothers who were to become prominent in Melbourne Business and political life, the most notable being Matthew Davies MLA. Educated in Geelong, John Davies was articled to C.A. Woolley solicitor in 1858. In 1863 he was admitted to the Supreme Court as an attorney and relocated to Melbourne as the firm’s representative. Davies practised alone before partnering J.M. Campbell in the firm of Davies & Campbell, which later became Davies, Campbell & Davies. During the 1880s he like many others, speculated in land, forming the General Land and Savings Co. Davies was also director and chairman of the Commercial Bank, Trustees, Executors & Agency Company. Davies was elected to the Legislative Council for South Yarra province in 1889. His company failed in 1893; 1895 delegate to the Federal Council, but later that year lost seat. Davies died at Malvern a few months after his resignation and was survived by his wife and eight of his children.
|Legislative Council||South Yarra||1 September 1889||1 September 1895|
|Legislative Council||Melbourne||1 June 1899||1 June 1919|
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
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Last updated: 29th April 2019