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Former Member Details

The Hon. William Thomas MURRAY (1890 - 1980)

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Date of Birth: 09/04/1890
Place of Birth: Lilyfield, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 23/10/1980
Place of Death: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1952 22 Apr 1976 24 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 29 November 1951 and 21 November 1963. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined party in 1922, senior vice president at Marrickville West Branch, member of central executive in 1952.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Railway Officer. Educated at Marist Brothers' and Fort Street High Schools; joined the railways, executive officer at Eveleigh workshops ; executive member of Railway and Tramway Officers' Association, later Australasian Transport Officers' Association from 1927 until 1952, life member; chairman of Dulwich Hill Group of Building Societies; director of Marrickville District Hospital from 1944 until 1960, chairman from 1955 until 1960; executive member of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association; foundation member of Marrickville Day Nursery and Kindergarten committee; chairman of committee to form Marrickville boys' and girls' clubs. Recreational interests include bowling, cricket and gardening.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Marrickville from 1941 until 1959, Mayor in 1945, 1946, 1954, and Sydney County Council from 1956 until 1969, chairman from 1959 until 1960; executive member of Local Government Electricity Association from 1960 until 1969.
Son of Michael Murray, power station engineer, and Mary Ryan. Married May Boyle on 7 October 1924 and had issue, 3 daughters.
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