While an associate from the Western Australian Legislative Assembly (from 1953 to 1986), this Labour Party politician also served as Leader from the Opposition and Minister for Works and Water Provides. After offering in both Australian Imperial Push as well as the Royal Australian Atmosphere Push, he was utilized by the Midland Railway Workshops. In the past due 1980s, he received the renowned Purchase of Australia honor. He was raised in Perth, Traditional western Australia, as the kid of World Battle I veteran George Jamieson and Mona Colvin. His relationship to Emily Margaret Man led to two kids. He and early 20th-century Nationalist Party politician Edith Cowan both offered in the Parliament of Traditional western Australia.