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Former Member Details

The Hon. James Conley GANNON, K.C (1859 - 1924)

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Date of Birth: 11/10/1859
Place of Birth: Tempe, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 30/09/1924
Place of Death: Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Aug 1904 30 Sep 1924 20 years 1 month 8 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 20 June 1904.
Attorney General 15 Jun 1904 29 Aug 1904 2 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated in public schools. Entered the public service as a clerk in the Public Library then as a junior clerk in Colonial Secretary's department in 1879; left in 1885 to study law in the office of George Knox; called to the Bar in 1887; specialised in criminal law; trustee of Kurnell Park; racegoer and racehorse owner.
Military Service
Honours Received
Appointed as a King's Counsel (KC)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Robert Gannon, coach proprieter, and Agnes Conley. Married Florence Elsie May Jackson on 18 January 1889 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral at Woronora cemetery with Methodist rites.
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