Sir Archibald Howie
HOWIE, Sir ARCHIBALD (1879-1943), building contractor and politician, was born on 12 May 1879 at Glasgow, Scotland, son of Archibald Howie, mason, and his wife Janet, née Ferguson. He and his mother reached Sydney in the Clyde on 23 June 1881, joining his father, who established a building business. Archibald junior was educated at Fort Street Public and Sydney Boys' High schools and at 16 joined his father's business. The company, Howie, Moffat & Co. Ltd by 1918, won many prestigious and lucrative contracts.
At St Philip's Anglican Church, Church Hill, Howie married Emily Clara Manuelle on 14 September 1912. Like many leading businessmen he stayed at his post during the war. On the death of his father in 1923 he became chairman of the company. In the 1920s he was a director of the Port Jackson & Manly Steam Ship Co. (chairman from 1931) and of the Manly Gas ...Read more at the source website