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Former Member Details

Mr William Joseph O'BRIEN (1882 - 1953)

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Date of Birth: 07/09/1882
Place of Birth: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 15/06/1953
Place of Death: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Mar 1917 18 Apr 1925 8 years 26 days
Member for Annandale 24 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2 years 10 months 26 days
Member for Murray 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Murray 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), central executive 1913 - 1917, vice president 1916 - 1917.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Cabinetmaker. Employed in furniture trade and in railways; later became a sawmill hand; official of the Furniture Trades' Union, delegate to the Trades and Labor and Council (TLC), president; foundation member of the Industrial Vigilance Council in 1916, delegate to Anti Conscription League in 1916.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William O'Brien, carrier, and Bridget O'Sullivan. Unmarried. Roman Catholic. Funeral in Roman Catholic cemetery at Rookwood from St Brendan's Roman Catholic church, Annandale.
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