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Former Member Details

Mr Hugh Donald MCINTOSH (1876 - 1942)

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Date of Birth: 10/09/1876
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 02/02/1942
Place of Death: London, England
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 17 Jul 1917 11 May 1932 14 years 9 months 25 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 6 May 1917
Political Party Activity
Involved in negotiations for the formation of the National Party; member of consultative committee.
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1903
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Caterer, boxing promoter, theatre owner and newspaper proprieter. Educated at Marist Brothers' College., St Mary's, Sydney; at an early age was working with a jeweller, then at Broken Hill, helped to install machinery for the Barrier Miner in 1888; station hand; returned to Sydney., established a successful chain of pie stalls which was sold to Sargents in 1906; promoted professional cycling, secretary of Society of Wheelmen; entered boxing promotion in 1908, staged famous Tommy Burns-Jack Johnson fight, built Sydney Stadium which was sold in 1913; became a theatrical producer, acquiring the Tivoli in Melbourne in 1912; chairman of Harry Rickards' Tivoli Theatres Limited and the Green Room Company., many successes but failure in late 1920's; purchased a controlling interest in newspapers of 1916; chairman and treasurer of the Anzac Day Memorial Committee; president of Returned Soldiers' Association, British Empire League in 1919; director of Sydney Hospital; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Benevolent Society of New South Wales and Austin Home for Incurables, Victoria; wealthy, spent considerable time in England and Europe, became insolvent and bankrupt in 1932, returned to the theatre and film making; returned to England; established milk bars; died poor; life member of Royal Australian Historical Society in 1917.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Hugh Fraser, soldier and police sergeant. Married Marion Catherine Backhouse in 1897.
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