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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas Stewart GORDON (1882 - 1949)

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Date of Birth: 26/04/1882
Place of Birth: Ardrossan, South Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 05/07/1949
Place of Death: Point Piper, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Sep 1932 22 Apr 1934 1 year 7 months 9 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 13 September 1932.
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party (UAP)
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Businessman. Educated at Broughton, Victoria and Commercial College in Adelaide; on leaving school joined George Willis and Company in Fremantle, Western Australia. Arrived in Sydney in 1903, joined Birt and Company Limited in 1908; transferred to Wellington in New Zealand for three years; returned to Sydney as a shipping manager; appointed as a director to succeed Sir Owen Cox as managing director and chairman from 1929 until 1948; chairman of Darling Island Stevedoring and Lighterage Company Limited in Sydney and Newstead Wharves and Stevedoring Company Limited in Brisbane; Australian director of Federal Steam Navigation Company Limited, London; director of Bellambi Coal Company Limited, Cockatoo Dock and Engineering Company Limited in Australia, General Insurance Company Limited, Sydney Exchange Company; Ready Mixed Concrete Limited; Australian Packers Corporation Limited; Lapstone Hotel Limited; chairman of Overseas Transport Association from 1929 until 1934; member of Shipping Control Board and Australian representative of British Ministry of Shipping from 1939 until 1945, chairman of Allied Consultative Shipping Council; councillor of Sydney Chamber of Commerce in 1937; vice president of Japan-Australia Society; chairman of New South Wales Corps of Commissionaires; New South Wales chairman of King George's Fund for Sailors; president of Australian merchant Seaman's Relief Fund; president of Adult Deaf and Dumb Society; committee member of Industrial Blind Institute and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Auxiliary.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knighted in 1938
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Mosman from 1925 until 1928.
Son of William Gordon ,grazier, and Alice Wicks. Married Victoria Fisher in 1909 and had issue, 3 daughters. Presbyterian. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
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