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Former Member Details

Mr Cecil Aubrey COGHLAN (1878 - 1924)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1878
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 26/08/1924
Place of Death: Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 30 Aug 1921 26 Aug 1924 2 years 11 months 28 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 30 August 1921.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace in 1903
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Solicitor. Educated at Sydney Grammar School; articled to John McLaughlin, solicitor, and Member of the Legislative Assembly, admitted in 1900; established a large industrial practice; chairman of directors of a number of public companies including Blue Metal Company; Emu and Prospect Gravel and Road Metal Company; Katoomba-Leura Gas Company; pastoral interests on Flinders Island. In youth was a member of the Summer Hill Parliament Debating Society; organising secretary of the Saturday Half Holiday League in 1909.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Thomas Coghlan, builder, and Dora Jordan. Married Ellen Grant on c.1903 at Carcoar and had issue, 1 son and 2 daughters. Roman Catholic. Buried at South Head Cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Woollahra. Brother of Sir Timothy Coghlan, government statistician and Agent General for New South Wales from 1905 until 1915, 1916 until 1917, 1920 until 1925
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