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Former Member Details

Mr John KEEGAN (1875 - 1941)

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Date of Birth: 12/03/1875
Place of Birth: Illabarook, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 25/08/1941
Place of Death: East Hills, 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). Federal Labor in 1931.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Construction worker. Spent youth in Victoria; worked in Wyalong and in Broken Hill in early 1890's; rural worker, navvy, organiser for Railway Workers' branch of Australian Workers' Union; later employed in bridge building in country districts for Railways Department as a sub contractor, joined Amalgamated Society of carpenters and Joiners; organiser and delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC), president in 1908; moved to Sydney in c.1925, employed as a temporary carpenter by Sydney City Council, later with Public Works Department, transferred to Department of Agriculture., employed in Botanic Gardens from 1927 until 1928
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Walter Keegan, miner, and Mary Flood, Irish migrants. Married (1) unknown. Married (2) Mary Alice Cummings on 2 July 1893 and had issue, 3 daughters and 5 sons. Married (3) Agnes Beena Brown on 15 December 1912. Married (4) Edith Lilley on 10 October 1938. Roman Catholic. Buried in Roman Catholic cemetery at Rookwood.
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