The Hon. (Barney) Henry Bernard FRENCH (1922 - 2005)**
- Date of Birth: 07/08/1922
- Place of Birth: Camden, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 10/01/2005
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Council||23 Apr 1973||3 May 1991||18yrs 11days|
|A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 24 March 1984. A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 19 September 1981. Granted retention of title of "Honourable" for life.|
|Government Whip||4 Apr 1984||22 Feb 1988||3yrs 10mths 19days|
|Opposition Whip||6 Apr 1988||1 May 1989||1yr 26days|
Political Party Activity
Vice President Australian Labor Party (ALP) for 10 years. Active in Blaxland federal electorate and Bankstown State electorate area.
Member of Rushcutters Bay Maritime Reserve Trust and representing the Leader of the Opposition on Australian and New Zealand Army Corps Memorial Trust.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Assistant Secretary and Secretary New South Wales Branch Federated Australian Worker's Union 1953 - 1984 (Federal President 1970 - 1983). Recreational interests include reading and fishing.
Merchant Navy 1938 - 1945
Married Pat and had issue, 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Assistant Secretary and Secretary NSW Branch FRAWU 1953-84 (Federal President 1970-83).