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Former Member Details

Mr Albert David REID, M.C (1887 - 1962)

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Date of Birth: 01/01/1887
Place of Birth: Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 22/05/1962
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 08 Oct 1927 18 Apr 1941 13 years 6 months 11 days
Member for Young 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Young 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 years 10 months 2 days
Member for Young 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Young 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Minister for Agriculture 13 Apr 1938 16 May 1941 3 years 1 month 4 days
Political Party Activity
Country Party, councillor 1939 - 1962, member of central executive 1948 - 1950, whip 1935 - 1938.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and grazier. Educated at Murrumburrah Intermediate High School; apprenticed to the coach building trade; from 1911 became a farmer and grazier at Crowther; deputy director of recruiting in New South Wales 1941, member of Parliamentary delegation to coronation in 1953, delegate to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference, Canberra 1959; member of Farmers and Settlers' Association 1929, formed Crowther branch; member of Hospital Board; Freemason.
Military Service
Joined Australian Imperial Forces in 1914, 1st and 4th Light Horse, Gallipoli and Palestine, major, MC 1917, mentioned in despatches; 2nd Australian Infantry Forces 1941 - 1943, lieutenant-colonel, mentioned in despatches
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Senator 1932 - 1941 and 1950 - 1962.
Local Government Activity
Councillor at Murrumburrah 1908, Burrangong 1924 - 1927.
Personal
Son of David Reid, coachbuilder, and Margaret Cowden. Married Jessie May Gibson on 1 October 1919 and had issue, 2 sons. Presbyterian. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St Stephen's Presbyterian church in Macquarie Street, Sydney.
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