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Mr George Thomas Ford

Mr George Thomas FORD (1907 - 1966)

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Date of Birth: 10/10/1907
Place of Birth: Fairy Hill near Casino, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 30/07/1966
Place of Death: Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1964 30 Jul 1966 2 years 3 months 8 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 21 November 1963. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Lidcombe North branch, member of central executive from 1957 until 1964.
Community Activity
Member of Auburn Returned Serviceman's Leagues. Returned Serviceman's Leagues in Phillip Street, Sydney.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Labourer and union official. Moved with family to Parramatta as a child. Educated at Marist Brothers' Parramatta. Worked in a biscuit factory from 1928 until 1941; builders labourer from 1945 until 1950; paint maker from 1950 until 1954; shop delegate to Federated Miscellaneous Workers' Union, assistant secretary from 1954 until 1966; director of Miscellaneous Workers' Building Company. Recreational interests include gardening, fishing, football, racing and cricket.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces from 1941 until 1945, New Guinea.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George Thomas Ford, labourer, and Maud Williams. Married (1) Evelyn Doris Drayton and had issue, 4 daughters and 2 sons. Married (2) Bonnie Green and had issue, 1 son. Married (3) Daisy Daphne Cook and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Funeral at Roman Catholic cemetery in Liverpool from St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church in Lidcombe.
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