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Former Member Details

Mr John Lesley KENNY (1889 - 1978)

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Date of Birth: 21/06/1889
Place of Birth: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 19/06/1978
Place of Death: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Sep 1955 22 Apr 1970 14 years 7 months 9 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 September 1955 and 21 November 1957. Elected at By-election to fill Padgen and Horne vacancies. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the party in c.1906, secretary and president of Port Macquarie branch; expelled in December 1959 for voting against the abolition of the Legislative Council.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Plumber. Tinsmith and plumber at Port Macquarie; director of Port Macquarie Hospital Board; president of Central and Lower North Coast Racing Association and Port Macquarie Jockey Club.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Port Macquarie from 1959 until 1964.
Married Agnes Eileen O'Brien and had issue, 1 daughter and 4 sons. Roman Catholic.
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