The Hon. William Henry HAIGH (1924 - )**
- Date of Birth: 28/05/1924
- Place of Birth: Liverpool, England
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||24 Feb 1968||9 Aug 1983||15yr(s) 5mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Member for Maroubra||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Maroubra||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Maroubra||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Maroubra||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Maroubra||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Maroubra||19 Sep 1981||9 Aug 1983||1yr 10mths 22days|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Minister Assisting the Premier||14 May 1976||10 Feb 1977||8mths 28days|
|Minister for Services and Minister Assisting the Premier||10 Feb 1977||19 Oct 1978||1yr 8mths 10days|
|Acting Minister for Conservation and Minister for Water Resources||4 Apr 1978||28 Apr 1978||25days|
|Minister for Corrective Services||19 Oct 1978||29 Feb 1980||1yr 4mths 11days|
|Minister for Corrective Services||29 Feb 1980||2 Oct 1981||1yr 7mths 4days|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined Malabar branch of ALP in January 1949.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Fitter and Turner. Educated at Malabar Public School and Randwick High School. Served an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner. Joined Amalgamated Engineering Union at 16 years of age. Worked at H.T Worrall, Mascot and Sydney County Council. Employed at Bunnerong Power Station from 1949 until 1959. Recreational interests include lawn bowls and golf.
Local Government Activity
Elected to Randwick Municipal Council as Alderman for South Ward. Member of Council 1956 to 1968, serving two terms as Mayor from 1962 until 1968. In 1966 elected Councillor for No. 3 constituency, Sydney County Council.
Son of Christopher Haigh, boot repairer and Catherine Runcie Deegan. Married Edith Frances Jones on 9 June 1945, and had issue, 1 son and 3 daughters.
Member of Former Members Association of New South Wales Parliament.