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Former Member Details

Mr Frederick Percival KNEESHAW, O.B.E (1883 - 1955)

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Date of Birth: 06/08/1883
Place of Birth: Canterbury, New Zealand
Date of Death: 03/02/1955
Place of Death: Killara, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 22 Apr 1949 15 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 December 1933 and 8 December 1936. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Engineer. Arrived in Sydney in 1891. Educated at Sydney Technical College; joined Sydney Tramways as an engineering cadet in 1899; Member of Institute of Engineers; appointed as an assistant engineer in 1904; joined staff of Noyes Brothers in 1909, chief engineer for several years; appointed assistant general manager of Kandos Cement Company Limited in 1921, general manager in 1922; managing director of of Australian Portland Cement Pty Ltd, general manager of Kandos Collieries; director of Cable Makers Australia Pty Ltd, Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Society Limited and Parkinson (Australia) Limited, councillor of Employers' Federation of New South Wales; chairman of Australian Shipbuilding Board, Department of Munitions from 1941 until 1943; president of Australian Institute of Engineers; member of American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers and Concrete Institute of America; president of New South Wales Chamber of Manufactures of Australia from 1935 until 1937 and of Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia; member of Commonwealth Engineering Standards Association committee.
Military Service
Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from 1915 until 1918, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, then 5th Field Artillery Brigade, Egypt, France and Belgium, Major, mentioned in despatches in 1916, wounded in 1917, discharged medically unfit.
Honours Received
Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor from 1932 until 1934
Son of John Kneeshaw and Annie Gleeson. Unmarried. Presbyterian.
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