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Former Member Details

Mr John Francis O'REILLY (1888 - 1942)

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Date of Birth: 19/08/1888
Place of Birth: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 11/03/1942
Place of Death: North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 24 Nov 1931 22 Apr 1934 2 years 4 months 30 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 23 November 1931
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), member of central executive 1923 - 1927, delegate to federal conference 1924.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Hairdresser and union secretary. Joined Hairdressers' Employees' Union 1906, vice president 1910, president 1911, assistant secretary 1912 - 1921, secretary 1921 - 1942, organiser of the Trades and Labor Council (TLC) 1910 - 1914, member of Eight Hour Day Committee, secretary Union Secretaries Associations in 1926.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John O'Reilly, dancing teacher, and Winifred Ward. Married Mary Elizabeth Butel in c.1911 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Roman Catholic.
Additional Information