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Former Member Details

Mr Arthur TONGE (1887 - 1963)

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Date of Birth: 18/12/1887
Place of Birth: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 02/06/1963
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 22 Sep 1926 18 May 1932 5 years 7 months 27 days
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 May 1935 05 Feb 1962 26 years 8 months 26 days
Member for North Shore 22 Sep 1926 07 Sep 1927 11 months 17 days
Member for Canterbury 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Canterbury 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Canterbury 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 years 9 months 14 days
Member for Canterbury 26 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 years 24 days
Member for Canterbury 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Canterbury 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Canterbury 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Canterbury 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Canterbury 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Canterbury 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Canterbury 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party ( ALP) (Non Communist) 1940, Secretary of Parliamentary Party 1959 - 1962, last preselection for 1962.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Clerk and union organiser. Newspaper clerk; member of newspapers' section and organising secretary of Federated Clerks' Union 1920 - 1926; member of Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 1918, president from 1954 - 1961, honorary life governor in 1961; director of Sydney Hospital 1942 - 1963.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Thomas Tonge, broker, and Julia Sullivan. Married Anne Corrigan on 15 June 1915. Roman Catholic funeral at Botany cemetery.
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