Mr Edward Harris HUMPHRIES (1914 - 1994)**

  • Date of Birth: 25/09/1914
  • Place of Birth: Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 27/01/1994
  • Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly1 May 196513 Jan 19715yr(s) 8mth(s) 13day(s)
Member of the NSW Legislative Council14 Mar 19725 Nov 19786yr(s) 7mth(s) 23day(s)
A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 March 1972. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.J Maloney, resigned.
Member for Gosford1 May 196523 Jan 19682yrs 8mths 23days
41st (1965 - 1968)
Member for Gosford24 Feb 196813 Jan 19712yrs 10mths 21days
42nd (1968 - 1971)

Political Party Activity

Liberal Party. Member of state executive 1965 - 1968. President of Ourimbah branch of Liberal Party 1955 until 1959. President of Somersby branch from 1961. Liberal Party Parliamentary Party delegate of state executive 1965 until 1968. Delegate of State Council of Liberal Party of Australia from 1965. President of Robertson Federal Conference from 1971.

Community Activity

Life member of Royal Australian Armoured Corps Association. Member of Imperial Service Club from 1967. Past President of Brisbane Water Legacy 1964 until 1965. Trustee of Brisbane Water National Park from 1965. Area Warden Member of The United Service Institution of New South Wales from 1948.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Public Relations Consultant. Educated at Homebush Public School and Summer Hill High School; mechanical engineering diploma at Sydney Technical College; test driver for Hastings Deering from 1939 until 1940; service manager at Klosters, Ford agents from 1945 until 1949; orchardist at Ourimbah from 1949 until 1955; sales service manager for Gosford Motors from 1955 until 1960; orchardist at Somersby near Gosford from 1960 until 1964; public relations consultant. Company Director of Kewita Pty Ltd 1961 until 1968. Recreational interests include horticulture, tennis, bowls.

Military Service

2nd Australian Imperial Forces; Major. Australian Armoured Regiment. mentioned in despatches.


Son of Richard Albury Humphries, builder, and Ethel Thompson. Married Rae Florence Stinson on 1 May 1941 and had issue, 1 son.

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