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Former Member Details

The Hon. Frank William SPICER (1893 - 1977)

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Date of Birth: 29/04/1893
Place of Birth: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/01/1977
Place of Death: Parkes, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 21 Dec 1925 22 Apr 1934 8 years 4 months 2 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 21 December 1925
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1934 22 Apr 1973 39 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 19 December 1933, 8 December 1936, 31 march 1949 and 16 March 1961. A Member before reconstitution. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of House Committee 01 Sep 1934 01 Sep 1958 24 years 1 day
Temporary Chairman of Committees 01 Sep 1935 01 Sep 1958 23 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Formerly a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and Independent.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Hairdresser and garage proprieter. Educated at St Joseph's School at Parkes. Atlantic Union Oil Company regional manager; original licensee and managing director of Parkes Broadcasting Company Pty Limited (2PK); director of Macquarie Broadcasting Service; founder of Parkes and District Patriotic and Comforts Fund, chairman; councillor of Far West Children's Health Scheme for fifteen years; director of Parkes Hospital for 37 years. Committee member of Parkes Jockey Club. Recreational interests include golf.
Military Service
Honours Received
Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1973.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Parkes 1922 - 1962. Mayor 1926 - 1928, 1931 - 1939.
Son of William Page, baker and miner, and Elizabeth McMurray. Married Louie West on 4 March 1919 and had issue, 3 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Parkes cemetery from the Holy Family Roman Catholic church.
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