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Former Member Details

Mr Edward Parnell KINSELLA (1893 - 1967)

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Date of Birth: 10/06/1893
Place of Birth: Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 20/12/1967
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Georges River 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (Barrister). Educated at St Patrick's College., Goulburn and University of Sydney; employed in Lands Department, cadet draftsman, Wagga Wagga, Moree and Sydney from 1910 until 1914; war service and then re-employed in Lands department including Returned Soldiers' Settlement Branch, studied law part time, LLB in 1927, called to Bar in 1927, began practice in 1931; District Court judge in 1943; appointed to New South Wales Industrial Commission with status of Supreme Court Judge in 1943, judge of Supreme Court from 1950 until 1963; active in returned servicemen's associations, chairman of United Returned Soldiers' Fund; member of St Vincent's Hospital Board from 1954 until 1967, chairman from 1961 until 1967; president of the Anti-Tuberculosis Association of New South Wales.
Military Service
Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from August 1914, 2nd, 54th and 56th Battalions, Gallipoli and Flanders, Lieutenant.
Honours Received
Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1964
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Patrick Kinsella, and Mary Jane Sharman. Married Marie Louise Graff on 2 August 1919 and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery from St Mary's Roman Catholic cathedral. Roman Catholic.
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