Mr John Michael Alfred MCMAHON (1914 - 1975)**

  • Date of Birth: 21/02/1914
  • Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Date of Death: 19/05/1975
  • Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly17 Jun 195023 Jan 196817yr(s) 7mth(s) 7day(s)
Member for Balmain17 Jun 195014 Jan 19532yr(s) 6mth(s) 29day(s)
36th (1950 - 1953)
Member for Balmain14 Feb 19536 Feb 19562yr(s) 11mth(s) 24day(s)
37th (1953 - 1956)
Member for Balmain3 Mar 195616 Feb 19592yr(s) 11mth(s) 14day(s)
38th (1956 - 1959)
Member for Balmain21 Mar 19595 Feb 19622yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)
39th (1950 - 1953)
Member for Balmain3 Mar 196231 Mar 19653yr(s) 29day(s)
40th (1962 - 1965)
Member for Balmain1 May 196523 Jan 19682yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)
41st (1965 - 1968)
Minister without portfolio22 Nov 19571 Apr 19591yr(s) 4mth(s) 11day(s)
Acting Minister for Education6 Apr 195822 Jul 19583mth(s) 17day(s)
Minister for Lands1 Apr 195931 May 19601yr(s) 2mth(s)
Minister for Transport31 May 196014 Mar 19621yr(s) 9mth(s) 12day(s)
Minister for Transport14 Mar 196213 May 19653yr(s) 1mth(s) 30day(s)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Rozelle East branch, central executive in 1959. Father was Mayor for Balmain.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Shopkeeper. At an early came to Sydney and settled in the Balmain area. Educated at Christian Brothers' College in Rozelle. Initially employed in the family business. Before and after 1939 until 1945 war held a managerial position with Coles and Co; served in Royal Australian Engineers from 1939 until the 1945 war. Ran a delicatessen in Rozelle. Member of Shop Assistants Union in 1960; trustee of the National Park.

Military Service

Became a Sergeant in the war.

Local Government Activity

Alderman at Balmain from 1942 until 1944


Son of Michael Hubert McMahon, clerk, and Lilian O'Connor. Married Therese Byrne on 15 August 1942 and had issue, 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Buried in Field of Mars cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Rozelle.

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