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Former Member Details

Mr George William BRAIN (1893 - 1969)

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Date of Birth: 18/01/1893
Place of Birth: Picton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/01/1969
Place of Death: Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Sep 1943 23 Jan 1968 24 years 3 months 30 days
Member for Willoughby 25 Sep 1943 24 Apr 1944 7 months
Member for Willoughby 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Willoughby 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Willoughby 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Willoughby 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Willoughby 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Willoughby 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Willoughby 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 years 29 days
Member for Willoughby 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Chartered Accountant. Educated at Picton and Parramatta public schools; had a variety of jobs, including clerical work with the Western Post, Mudgee whislt studying accountancy part time; employed Starkey and Starkey, public accountants in Sydney in 1915; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia (FICA); formed partnership with Brain and Noble which became Brain, Noble and Campbell in 1945; director of Beare and Ley Pty Limited, retailers, J.P Stuart Pty Ltd, retailers, McEwans Pty Ltd, retail grocers, and four terminating building societies; director of Chatswood Community Hospital; honorary secretary of Free Library Movement in 1936; president of the Monster War Carnival, Willoughby Park in 1941; honorary treasurer of New South Wales Division of Commonwealth Institute of Accountants; member of Middle Harbour progress association; New South Wales delegate to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association congress, India in 1957; keen sportsman, president of Parliamentary Bowling Club; Freemason.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Willoughby from 1942 until 1944.
Son of William Brain, farmer, and Charlotte Blatch. Married Paulina Merkle at Mudgee on January 1918 and they had 4 sons. Funeral at Northern Suburbs crematorium from St John's Church of England at Willoughby.
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