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Former Member Details

Mr Francis Henry BRYANT (1864 - 1946)

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Date of Birth: 14/02/1864
Place of Birth: West Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 16/09/1946
Place of Death: Lidcombe, 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). Early member of Political Labor League. Member of central executive from 1907 until 1917, president from 1908 until 1909, expelled from ALP for supporting Nationalist candidates in 1920, readmitted; expelled for voting against the abolition of the Legislative Council in 1926. Nationalist Party. United Australia Party (UAP).
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Compositor and union organiser. Salvation Army officer from 1885 until 1890, stationed at Burwood, Wagga Wagga, West Maitland, Kiama, Moss Vale, Narranderra, Yass, Grenfell and Young. Employed in Government Printing Office from 1898 until 1907; member of New South Wales Typographical Association, vice president in 1905 and 1907, president in 1906, organiser in 1908, member of Printing Trades Country Board, delegate to Australian Labor Party, Trades and Labor Council (TLC), executive committee from 1906 until 1908, president in 1907; member of Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board from 1916 until 1925; reported on other states and New Zealand government printing offices in 1915; executive of Universal Service League from 1915 until 1916; Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Francis Michael Bryant, baker, and Harriett Horder. Married (1) Elizabeth Horder in 1882 and had issue 2 daughters and 2 sons. Married (2) Harriett O'Connor on 10 March 1924
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