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Mr John Bligh (2) SUTTOR (1883 - 1960)

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Date of Birth: 23/09/1883
Place of Birth: Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/09/1960
Place of Death: Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Aug 1921 22 Apr 1934 12 years 7 months 24 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 August 1921. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life. Ceased to be a Member on reconstitution of the Council in 1934
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP) nominee, alleged not to be a bona fide party member when nominated.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Electrical engineer. Educated at All Saints' College., Bathurst and Sydney High School; Member of Institution of Electrical Engineers (AIEE), Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers (AMIE) (Australia); landowner near Bathurst; manager of Australian General Electric Company, Sydney; represented Whitmore Manufacturing Company of Cleveland, Ohio; director of Workers' Cash Order and Finance Company Limited in 1926; member of Australasian Pioneers Club, Sydney.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Bligh Suttor, pastoralist, engineer and businessman, and his wife Emma Isabel Hunt. Married on 19 September 1908 to Madeline Constance Nash, and had issue, 1 son. Church of England. Grandson of John Bligh Suttor (1809 - 1886), a Member of the Legislative Assembly and also a Member of the Legislative Council; and a second cousin of Sir Francis Bathurst Suttor (1839 - 1915), a Member of the Legislative Assembly and also a Member of the Legislative Council.
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