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Former Member Details

The Hon. Henry Edward MANNING, K.B.E., Q.C.,B.A.,LL.B (1877 - 1963)

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Date of Birth: 27/06/1877
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 03/05/1963
Place of Death: Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Jun 1932 22 Apr 1934 1 year 10 months Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 17 June 1932
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 22 Apr 1958 24 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 7 November 1933 and 14 March 1946. A Member before reconstitution. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Attorney General, Vice president of Executive Council and Representative of Government 18 Jun 1932 16 May 1941 8 years 10 months 29 days
Member of Select Committee on Charges of Corruption connected with election of Hon E Grayndler 01 Aug 1936 01 Aug 1937 1 year 1 day
Member of Select Committee on Burns Philp Trust Company Limited Bill 01 Aug 1938 01 Aug 1940 2 years 1 day
Member of Select Committee on Congregational Union Incorporation (Amendment) Bill 01 Aug 1938 01 Aug 1940 2 years 1 day
Member of Select Committee on Mosman Anzac Memorial Hall Bill 01 Aug 1938 01 Aug 1940 2 years 1 day
Member of Select Committee on Australian Mutual Provident Society's (Amendment) Bill 01 Aug 1940 01 Aug 1941 1 year 1 day
Member of Select Committee on The St Mark's Darling Point (Church Lands) Bill 01 Aug 1943 01 Aug 1944 1 year 1 day
Member of Select Committee on Local Government (Areas) Bill 01 Aug 1947 01 Aug 1948 1 year 1 day
Member of Joint Committee - Commonwealth of Australia Constitution 01 Aug 1956 01 Aug 1958 2 years 1 day
Member of Standing Orders Committee 01 Aug 1934 01 Aug 1958 24 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. United Australia Party
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at St Ignatius' College., Riverview and the University of Sydney., BA in 1900, LL.B in 1902; called to the Bar in 1902, practised on the Western Circuit; associate to Justice R.E O'Connor and law reporter to High Court of Australia in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, and Tasmania from 1904 until 1905, resumed practice at Bar, established a reputation in common law and Admiralty jurisdictions; deputy Judge of Land and Valuation Court in 1929; chairman of directors of Mutual Life and Citizens Assurance Company Limited from 1945 until 1961; chairman of Union Trustee Company of Australia; director of Sydney Board of Commercial Union Assurance Company Limited; fellow of Senate of University of Sydney from 1934 until 1948; author in 1952; Australia Club
Military Service
Honours Received
King's Counsel in 1929, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 1939
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Sir William Patrick Manning, accountant, financier and Member of the Legislative Assembly, and Honora Torphy. Married Nora Antonia Martin in 1904 and had issue, 2 daughters. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Northern Suburbs lawn cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral.
Additional Information
Parliamentary Archives: PRS 497.LC/P, Legislative Council, Manning Collection Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Sir Henry Manning - papers, 1914 - 1916 (MLMSS 640); photographs in the PICMAN Database. Resolution of Sympathy passed in the Legislative Council on 27 August 1963.