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Former Member Details

Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Meyer MITCHELL, K.C.,B.A.,LL.B (1875 - 1943)

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Date of Birth: 12/02/1875
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 21/04/1943
Place of Death: Neutral Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1937 21 Apr 1943 5 years 11 months 30 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 December 1933 and 8 December 1936.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Sydney Grammar School and University of Sydney., BA 1896, LLB 1900; called to Bar 1900; lecturer in law at University of Sydney from 1907 until 1916; resumed practice at Bar, expert on constitutional law. Member of Senate of University of Sydney from 1925 until 1934.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1919, 4th and 1st Machine Gun Battalions, mentioned in dispatches; lieutenant; Australian Military Forces, retired in 1924, lieutenant colonel.
Honours Received
King's Counsel in 1925
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Philip Mitchell, jeweller, and Rosalie Brodziak. Married Mable Daisy Black on 14 April 1915. Funeral at Northern Suburbs Church of England cemetery.
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