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Former Member Details

Mr John Edward BIRT (1873 - 1925)

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Date of Birth: 11/12/1873
Place of Birth: Wooloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/06/1925
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 26 Jul 1919 22 Jun 1925 5 years 10 months 28 days
Member for Paddington 26 Jul 1919 18 Feb 1920 6 months 24 days
Member for Sydney 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Sydney 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Sydney 30 May 1925 22 Jun 1925 24 days
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Commercial traveller. Educated at Marist Brothers, Darlinghurst. Commenced work in a grocer's shop and later in city retail stores; commercial traveller in 1904; was at a later time a clerk in the public service; organiser with the Public Service Association from 1917 until 1919; member of Paddington branch of the Australian Natives Association. President of the New South Wales Literary and Debating Social Union in 1901. President of Paddington labour League and founder of Darlinghurst branch; member of central executive in 1908 and 1910.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Birt, seaman, and Margaret McDonough. Unmarried. Roman Catholic. Funeral to Waverly cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral.
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