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Former Member Details

Mr William John (2) FERGUSON (1891 - 1961)

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Date of Birth: 14/11/1891
Place of Birth: Redfern, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 29/01/1961
Place of Death: Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 03 Sep 1953 18 Sep 1953 16 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 3 September 1953. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. C.W. Anderson, resigned.
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 31 Oct 1953 29 Jan 1961 7 years 2 months 30 days
Member for Waverley 31 Oct 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 3 months 7 days
Member for Waverley 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Paddington-Waverley 21 Mar 1959 29 Jan 1961 1 year 10 months 9 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1926, secretary of Waverley branch from 1939 until 1961; Buried in Waverley cemetery from All Saints Church of England school at Woollahra.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Printer. Educated at primary level; raised in Campsie, moved to Waverley as a young man; foundation member in 1913 letterpress machinists section of Amalgamated Printing Trades Employees Union; assisted to establish the Henry Lawson Labor College in 1945; member of Bronte branch of the Red Cross Society., Eastern Suburbs Police Boys Club, Waverley Group Legacy; active in local sporting associations.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Waverley from 1941 until 1955
Son of George Ferguson, presser, and Catherine McCormack. Married Sophia Mowll on 19 April 1919 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral at Waverley cemetery from All Saints Church of England, Woollahra.
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