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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick Thomson TAYLOR (1862 - 1922)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1862
Place of Birth: Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of Death: 17/11/1922
Place of Death: Edgecliffe, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Jul 1917 17 Nov 1922 5 years 4 months 1 day Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 May 1917
Political Party Activity
Involved in formation of National Party. Member of Consultative Committee.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1889
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Merchant. Educated at home and Glasgow High School; trained as an accountant; arrived in New South Wales c.1881; employed at Liverpool Plains station; then as an accountant; founded P.T Taylor Limited, merchants in 1888; director of Sydney Ferries Limited from c.1897, chairman of directors; chairman of directors of North Shore Gas Company., Fresh Food and Ice Company., and J.Meloy Limited; director of Australian Gaslight Company; Newcastle and Hunter River Steamship Company Limited, Norwich Union Insurance Company; Tooheys Limited; Royal Sydney Exchange; and Burford and Sons, Adelaide. Owned a farm at Little Hartley Valley.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Mosman 1893 - 1898. Mayor in 1896
Son of William Taylor, grain merchant, and Jane Wilson. Married Alice Maud Sayers on 29 November 1883 and had issue, 1 daughter and 3 sons. Funeral at Presbyterian cemetery at South Head.
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