The Hon. Roger August Alfred Faes, de BRYON-FAES, G.O.H.S.,K.L.J.,M.A.,M.Sc.,Ph.D.(Temple, PA). (1914 - 2001)**

  • Date of Birth: 02/10/1914
  • Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 12/10/2001
  • Place of Death: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Council23 Apr 196123 Apr 197312yr(s) 1day(s)
A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 16 March 1961 and 5 April 1973. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of the NSW Legislative Council23 Apr 197328 Aug 19818yr(s) 4mth(s) 6day(s)
A member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of election 9 April 1973. A member before reconstitution.
Government Whip24 Feb 197013 May 19766yr(s) 2mth(s) 20day(s)
Opposition Whip14 May 197628 Aug 19815yr(s) 3mth(s) 15day(s)

Political Party Activity

Liberal Party. Foundation member of the Manly branch, vice president of Balgowlah Branch; whip February from 1970

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Chemist, chiropodist and company secretary. Educated at St Aloysius' College in London and Temple University, Pennsylvania, United States of America, MA 1936, M Sc 1936, Ph D 1938; chemist and chiropodist; qualified as a Doctor of Podiatric medicine at Chicago in 1943. Company Director; life fellow of Royal Society of Arts (England); life member of Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (England); Royal Society of Health (England); director of Manly Hospital; director of Queen Victoria Hospital from 1967 until 1973; administrator of the Foundation for Disabled from 1961 until 1972; executive member from 1963 until 1969; special consultant Eric White and Associates in 1972; councillor at Macquarie University in 1967. ; leading Roman Catholic layman.

Honours Received

Hereditary Grand Cross, Order of St Hubert of Lorraine; Knight Commander of Sovereign Military Order of Malta, 1966; Knight Grand Cross Military Order of Collar of St Agatha, 1969; Knight of the Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, 1975


Son of Roger August Faes, Count de Bryon Faes, Belgian diplomatic service and Louisa Martha Clark. Married (1) Mary Doreen Harding on 24 December 1941 and they had 1 daughter. Married (2) Barbara Lyle on 29 December 1978. Memorial service held at St Mary's Church, North Sydney on 9 February 2001. Requiem Mass was celebrated in St Christopher's Cathedral, Canberra on 17 October 2001.

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