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Former Member Details

The Hon. John Robert LEE (1885 - 1957)

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Date of Birth: 19/10/1885
Place of Birth: Hedley Hill, Lanchester, Durham, England
Date of Death: 02/11/1957
Place of Death: Gordon, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 20 Mar 1920 18 Apr 1941 21 years 30 days
Member for Botany 20 Mar 1920 17 Feb 1922 1 year 10 months 29 days
Member for Botany 25 Mar 1922 18 Apr 1925 3 years 25 days
Member for Botany 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 years 3 months 9 days
Member for Drummoyne 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Drummoyne 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Drummoyne 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Drummoyne 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Minister of Justice 18 Oct 1927 03 Nov 1930 3 years 17 days
Political Party Activity
National Party and United Australia Party, councillor from 1931 until 1933, 1934 until 1937, whip from 1922 until 1927.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Engineer. Educated at public school, Leadgate, Durham, and Cliff College in Sheffield; water works engineer with Weardale and Consett Water Company for ten years; became a Methodist minister; arrived in Australia in 1910, minister at Yanco and Gilgandra; grazier; took a prominent part in recruiting marches from Gilgandra and the North Coast; director of Ferrier and Dickinson; member of Protestant Federation.
Military Service
Served in Australian Imperial Forces from 1915 until 1918, 21st Battalion, invalided home, lieutenant; served in 2nd Australian Infantry Forces from 1940 until 1943, with United States Army from 1944 until 1945; Captain
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Drummoyne from 1934 until 1937, Mayor in 1936
Personal
Son of James Lee, coalminer, and Jessie Watson. Married Gladys Irene Dickinson on 28 February 1920.
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