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Former Member Details

Mr Andrew SINCLAIR (1861 - 1938)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1861
Place of Birth: Dunfermline, Scotland
Date of Death: 28/06/1938
Place of Death: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Jul 1912 22 Apr 1934 21 years 9 months Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 29 March 1912. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), member of central executive 1909, left over conscription in 1916; councillor of National Association 1917 - 1918.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1915.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Manager. Arrived in Australia c.1893; manager of joinery department of Beale and Company; member of Australian Socialist League 1893 - 1894; secretary of staff co-operative controlling Australian Workman in 1894; chairman of shipbuilding tribunal in 1921; vice president of Citizens' Referendum of Six O'Clock Association in 1916.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Richard Sinclair, cabinetmaker, and Anne Dewar. Married Sarah Jane Clark on 30 March 1899 and had issue, 3 sons. Funeral at Church of England cemetery at Woronora.
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