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Former Member Details

Mr William Patrick KELLY (1875 - 1932)

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Date of Birth: 29/03/1875
Place of Birth: Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/12/1932
Place of Death: Wellington, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 09 Dec 1932 6 years 11 months 19 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Expelled from party in April 1926 for failing to vote for abolition of the Legislative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor). Educated at St Stanislaus' College, Bathurst; articled to Morris Isaacs in Orange in 1892, admitted as a solicitor in 1900; practiced in Wellington, extensive work in Western Districts; coroner in 1911. President in Wellington Jockey Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Wellington from 1902 until 1920, Mayor from 1911 until 1913, 1920; executive member of Local Government Association of New South Wales in 1912.
Son of Patrick Kelly, and Elizabeth Quinn. Married Katie Boyle on 26 June 1896 and had issue, 5 daughters and 4 sons. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Wellington cemetery from St Patrick's Roman Catholic church.
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