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Former Member Details

Mr Edmond John Clarke SPECK (1886 - 1959)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1886
Place of Birth: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 16/04/1959
Place of Death: Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 19 Nov 1940 22 Apr 1952 11 years 5 months 4 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 19 November 1940. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. Sir A.Taylor, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party, Liberal Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Lachlan College, Forbes. Assisted on family grazing property at Moobong, which he took over on father's death in 1929 and retained until death; director of Forbes Newspaper Company 1932 - 1959; director of Forbes Pastures Protection Board 1925 - 1958, committee member of Forbes Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association; member of Forbes branch of New South Wales Graziers' Association.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor, Jemalong Shire 1937 - 1944.
Son of Robert Speck, grazier, and Dorothy Ann Clarke. Married Ina Peasley in 1945 at Lakemba. Funeral at Forbes cemetery from St Andrews Presbyterian church.
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