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The Hon. Eric Sydney SPOONER (1891 - 1952)

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Date of Birth: 02/03/1891
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 03/06/1952
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Jun 1932 23 Aug 1940 8 years 2 months 13 days
Member for Ryde 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Ryde 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Ryde 26 Mar 1938 23 Aug 1940 2 years 4 months 29 days
Honorary Minister Asssisting Colonel Treasurer 18 Jun 1932 14 Feb 1933 7 months 28 days
Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Local Government 15 Feb 1933 21 Aug 1935 2 years 6 months 7 days
Secretary for Public Works and Minister for Local Government 22 Aug 1935 21 Jul 1939 3 years 11 months
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party, Deputy Leader.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Chartered Accountant. Educated in Christ Church at St Laurence School; at age fourteen became a telegraph messenger at Haymarket Post Office; by night study qualified as an accountant, Commonwealth Institute of Accountants in 1918, Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, diploma for Economics and Commerce, University of Sydney in 1916, Chamber of Commerce prize 1917; chartered accountant in Orange 1919 - 1922, in Sydney with Hungerford Spooner and Company; director of Belmore Property Company Pty Limited, Robert Reid and Company Limited, chairman of directors of The Hub Pty Limited, W.Steel Enterprises Limited and of family company Milner Royd Estates Pty Limited; had a farm at Carcoar and later at Richmond; author in 1936 and 1938; Australia Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Robertson 1940 - 1943.
Local Government Activity
Son of William Henry Spooner, printer, and Maud Alice Dubois. Married Mary Berry on 9 December 1919 and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Church of England. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery from St Stephen's Church of England, Chatswood.
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