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Former Member Details

Mr William Edward BRENNAN (1865 - 1937)

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Date of Birth: 10/09/1865
Place of Birth: Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 08/10/1937
Place of Death: Waratah, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 09 Feb 1934 8 years 1 month 20 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925.
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Feb 1934 12 Apr 1935 1 year 1 month 20 days
Member for Hamilton 24 Feb 1934 12 Apr 1935 1 year 1 month 20 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner and union official. Started in mines at fourteen years of age. Wallsend and Co-op Collieries; represented Wallsend Lodge on the District Board from 1903, secretary of the Northern District Miners' Federation from 1908 until 1927, foundation member of the Council of Australian Coal and Shale Employees Federation in 1915; executive member of Newcastle Labor Council (TLC); convicted of conspiracy in 1909 strike and served three months in Bathurst gaol; employed as a storeman after 1927 and was later a clerk.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Edward Brennan, miner, and Anestasia McCaffery. Married Edith Mary McInnes on 5 October 1888 and had issue 4 daughters and 1 son. Buried in Methodist Cemetery, Sandgate.
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