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Former Member Details

Mr James Denis LYONS (1875 - 1955)

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Date of Birth: 09/03/1875
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date of Death: 20/11/1955
Place of Death: Brisbane, 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
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Expelled in 1926 for failing to vote for the abolition of the Legislative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Produce merchant and grazier. Grazier near Lyndhurst, moved to Queensland shortly before death.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Lyons, labourer, and Mary Sheehan, Irish migrants. Married Sarah Anne Moloney in c.1902 at Bathurst and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Funeral at Botany cemetery from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Darlinghurst.
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