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Former Member Details

Mr John ROSS (1891 - 1973)

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Date of Birth: 01/09/1891
Place of Birth: Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 05/10/1973
Place of Death: Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Member for Albury 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 years 11 months 11 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Vice-president of Liberal Association 1913, elected as National; voted independently, stood as an Independent in 1930.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier. Educated at Cooerwull Academy, Lithgow; member of pastoralist family owning Kinross, Billabong, Hillside, Clifton stations in Holbrook district, others near Inverell, Coleambally, Harden, Hay and Macquarie Fields; worked on Kinross; when Ross Brothers' partnership dissolved in 1913, became a manager for father; with brothers brought out father in 1921, lived on Kanimbla, part of the original Kinross station, from 1919; councillor at Albury Grammar School in 1929, Presbyterian Ladies College., Goulburn 1923 - 1924, Scots College., Sydney 1925 - 1931; member of Farmers and Settlers Association 1900; guest at coronation of Queen Elizabeth 11; member of Trusteeship committee of New South Wales Presbyterian church.
Military Service
Honours Received
Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1959
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Holbrook Shire 1921 - 1969, president eighteen times; representative on Southern Riverina County Council 28 years, chairman seven years; president of Shires' Association 1943 - 1944.
Son of John Ross, farmer and grazier, and Emily Jane White. Married Rita Bell Mitchell on 12 April 1919 and had issue, 4 daughters and 1 son. Funeral at Wagga Wagga crematorium from Knox Presbyterian church in Holbrook.
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