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Former Member Details

Mr Benjamin HOWE (1892 - 1950)

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Date of Birth: 21/03/1892
Place of Birth: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 14/02/1950
Place of Death: Crows Nest, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 1930 08 May 1932 1 year 6 months 14 days
Member for North Sydney 25 Oct 1930 08 May 1932 1 year 6 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the ALP in 1915 and became president of the North Sydney branch.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Fitter. Apprenticed as an Engineer at Mort's Dock Engineering Company; became a fitter and turner in tramway workshops, Randwick from 1921 until 1930 and 1938 until 1950; member of Amalgamated Engineering Union, shop delegate, organiser and representative of Tramway section; with wife ran a soup kitchen in North Sydney during the depression; became a champion swimmer
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Benjamin Howe, doctor, and Elizabeth Sullivan. Married Alma Thew on 26 August 1915 and had issue, 2 daughters. Church of England.
Additional Information