Mr Harold George COATES (1917 - 2002)**
- Date of Birth: 22/04/1917
- Place of Birth: Hampton, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 09/04/2002
- Place of Death: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||1 May 1965||2 Apr 1976||10yr(s) 11mth(s) 2day(s)|
|Member for Hartley||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1968||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Member for Blue Mountains||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Blue Mountains||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Blue Mountains||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Acting Chairman of Committees||4 Mar 1975||24 Apr 1975||1mth(s) 21day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party in 1947; later Independent., usually voted with Liberal-Country coalition.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Timber merchant. Educated at Lithgow High School and Technical College; builder; worked in father's timberyard, Lithgow, in which he gained a part interest in 1944, controlling an interest in 1947, trading as G.Coates and Sons Pty Ltd, managing director; president of Lithgow and District Show Society from 1960; foundation president of Lithgow Aged Peoples Association from 1956; member of Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies advisory committee of New South Wales from 1957 until 1965, Library Board from 1956 until 1965, New South Wales State Planning Authority from 1964 until 1974, of Development Corporation of New South Wales from 1966; president of Hartley District Boy Scouts Association; member of Lithgow Technical College. Rotarian.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Lithgow from 1945 until 1959, Mayor in 1947, 1954 until 1957, 1976; executive member of Local Government Association of New South Wales. Member of New South Wales Local Government Board of Appeals from 1956 until 1959; chairman of Blayney Abattoir County Council from 1954 until 1959, member from 1963 until 1965.
Son of George Coates, timber merchant, and Emily Ivy Moore. Married Kathleen Winchester on 20 May 1939 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons.