David Oliver Watkins

David Watkins
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Newcastle
In office
1 June 1935  14 October 1958
Preceded by David Watkins
Succeeded by Charles Jones
Personal details
Born (1896-06-10)10 June 1896
Wallsend, New South Wales
Died 17 December 1971(1971-12-17) (aged 75)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Relations David Watkins (father)

David Oliver Watkins (10 July 1896 17 December 1971) was an Australian politician. Born in Wallsend, New South Wales, he attended public schools in Newcastle before becoming a storeman. He served in the military from 1915-17. In 1935, following the death of his father, politician David Watkins, Watkins succeeded him as the Labor member for Newcastle in the Australian House of Representatives. He held the seat until his retirement in 1958; he died in 1971.[1]


  1. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-24.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
David Watkins
Member for Newcastle
1935 1958
Succeeded by
Charles Jones

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