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Former Member Details

Mr Joseph Alexander BROWNE, K.C.,LL.B. (1876 - 1946)

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Date of Birth: 25/02/1876
Place of Birth: Adelong, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/11/1946
Place of Death: Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Jul 1912 20 Jun 1932 19 years 10 months 29 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act: Date of Writ of Summons 29 March 1912.
Political Party Activity
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Grenfell Public School and Fort Street Training school in 1896; teacher with Department of Education at Wombat from 1891 until 1892, Grenfell from 1892 until 1896, at Willoughby and in Penrith district in 1987 until 1988. Fort Street Public School from 1898 until 1903; clerk in Attorney General's Department in 1903; evening student at University of Sydney; LLB 1904; called to the Bar in 1904, barrister specialising in company law; appointed Chief Industrial Commissioner in New South Wales with the status of Supreme Court Judge in 1932, resigned in 1942, ill-health; treasurer of the Bar Council of New South Wales in 1922; committee member of Civil Ambulance Brigade.
Military Service
Honours Received
King's Counsel (KC) in 1926
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Edward Browne, farmer, and Eliza Jane Browne. Married Laura Hannah Amos on 21 January 1909 at Waratah and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Buried with Church of England.
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