The Hon. (Harry) Henry Frederick JENSEN (1913 - 1998)**
- Date of Birth: 12/07/1913
- Place of Birth: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 27/08/1998
- Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||1 May 1965||28 Aug 1981||16yrs 3mths 28days|
|Member for Wyong||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1968||2yrs 8mths 23days|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Member for Wyong||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yrs 10mths 21days|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Wyong||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yrs 8mths 7days|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Munmorah||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yrs 4mths 17days|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Munmorah||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yrs 4mths 12days|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Munmorah||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yrs 10mths 22days|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Minister for Local Government and Minister for Planning||14 May 1976||9 Aug 1976||2mths 27days|
|Minister for Local Government ||9 Aug 1976||19 Oct 1978||2yrs 2mths 11days|
|Acting Treasurer||19 Dec 1976||14 Jan 1977||27days|
|Acting Treasurer||7 May 1977||12 May 1977||6days|
|Acting Minister for Decentralisation and Development and Minister for Primary Industries||14 May 1977||14 Jun 1977||1mth 1day|
|Acting Minister for Mines and Minister for Energy||17 Jun 1977||14 Jul 1977||28days|
|Acting Minister for Lands||17 Jun 1977||16 Jul 1977||30days|
|Acting Minister for Mines and Minister for Energy||28 Oct 1977||7 Nov 1977||11days|
|Minister for Local Government and Minister for Roads||19 Oct 1978||29 Feb 1980||1yr 4mths 11days|
|Acting Minister for Energy||2 Jun 1979||22 Jun 1979||21days|
|Minister for Local Government and Minister for Roads||29 Feb 1980||2 Oct 1981||1yr 7mths 4days|
Political Party Activity
Australia Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1929, branch offices, delegate to state and federal electorate councils, president and secretary; co-founder and secretary of Industrial Groups in 1943, later left; chairman of policy committee of New South Wales.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrician. Educated at Gardiners Road Public School, Marist Brothers Darlinghurst, St Josephs College, Hunters Hill. Joined Electrical Trades Union and became a union organisor. Employed at Mark Foy's, then Singer Sewing Machine Company; apprenticed to electrical contractor; electrician for Shell Oil Company; National Oil Company and at Cockatoo Island dockyard; delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC); established own business as an electrical contractor, later became a footwear distributor; Father of the Year in 1958; official guest of 10th Anniversary State of Israel; Lions International Service Award in 1961. 10th Anniversary of the Universal Brotherhood Award of Jewish Theological Seminary of America 1961.
Officer of the Order of Australia (AO), 1982.
Local Government Activity
Alderman of the Randwick Municipal Council 1950 - 1956; Mayor 1954 - 1956. Alderman of the Sydney City Council, 1 December 1956 - 3 December 1965. Lord Mayor 1957 - 1965.
Son of Lawrence Francis Jensen, carpenter, and his wife Alicia Agnes Cleary. Married Beryl Allard on 21 December 1935 and had issue, 3 daughters and 4 sons. Catholic faith.