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Mr John Wesley Seiffert

Mr John Wesley SEIFFERT (1905 - 1965)

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Date of Birth: 09/09/1905
Place of Birth: Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 10/01/1965
Place of Death: Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 May 1941 10 Jan 1965 23 years 8 months 1 day
Member for Monaro 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Monaro 28 Apr 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 11 months 2 days
Member for Monaro 03 May 1947 22 May 1947 20 days
Member for Monaro 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Monaro 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Monaro 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Monaro 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Monaro 03 Mar 1962 10 Jan 1965 2 years 10 months 8 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), joined in 1931, stood as an Independent in 1950 after central executive over ruled electorate council endorsement, readmitted later.
Community Activity
Alderman at Goulburn 1934 - 1937.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Prison warder. Educated at Bourke Street Superior public school, Goulburn; various positions while main interest was amateur cycling and Rugby League; Australian amateur cycling champion in 1926; joined Prison Department in 1931, warder of Goulburn Gaol until 1941; moved to Queanbeyan after election; secretary of Goulburn Rugby Football League 1931 - 1941, helped to establish country Rugby League, treasurer 1934 - 1938; trustee of Kosciusko State Park; foundation member and director of Queanbeyan Leagues Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Frederick Seiffert, gardener. Married Ada Fedoris Brown on 8 September 1928 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Presbyterian. Funeral at Queanbeyan cemetery from St Stephen's Presbyterian church.
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