Biographical entry Menzies, James (1862 - 1945)

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1 November 1945
Kew, Victoria, Australia
Family Member, Politician, Shopkeeper and Writer of Inscription


James Menzies was the father of Robert Menzies. He was employed as a coach painter in Ballarat before becoming a general storekeeper at Jeparit in 1894. He married Kate Sampson in 1889. James Menzies was a councillor of Dimboola Shire and member for Lowan in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1911 to 1920. From 1926, Menzies worked for BHP as a statistical officer and tariff adviser. At the time of his death he was an executive member of the Australian Industries' Protection League.


Death of Mr James Menzies, The Argus, 2 November 1945, 3. Accessed 5 December 2012.