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Former Member Details

Mr Lawrence COTTER (1872 - 1935)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1872
Place of Birth: Bristol, England
Date of Death: 24/08/1935
Place of Death: Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 22 Apr 1934 8 years 4 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925.
Political Party Activity
Labor nominee but not a firm supporter.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1911
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Estate Agent. Arrived in Sydney in c.1887, employed by Kidman's, then Fallon's Teas; at a later time was a partner in Cotter and Anderson, estate and insurance agents; direct of Lisgar Investment and Building Society and Louis Gille Limited; district president of the Hibernian Australasian Catholic Benefit Society from 1909 until 1910, national president from 1920 until 1923; secretary of Rookwood Catholic Cemetery Trust; helped organise Australasian Catholic Congress in 1901, 1909 and International Eucharistic Congress in 1928; Cross of Leo in 1921
Military Service
Honours Received
Knight of St Gregory in 1928, Knight of Holy Sepulchre in 1930
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Michael Cotter, auctioneer, and Margaret Byrne. Unmarried. Burial at Waverley Cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral.
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