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Former Member Details

Mr Francis Daniel KELLY (1893 - 1980)

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Date of Birth: 29/11/1893
Place of Birth: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 10/03/1980
Place of Death: Concord, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 20 Nov 1942 15 Oct 1947 4 years 10 months 26 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 20 November 1942 and 18 December 1942. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.Tyrrell, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of central executive from 1933 until 1936, 1941 until 1943, president from 1943 until 1947, delegate to federal conference from 1943 until 1947.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Storerman. Educated at Smith Street Public School, Balmain; commenced work at age 12; employed by Oriental Tea Company, Sydney. Member of Storeman and Packers Union , president from 1941 until 1947; delegate to the Trades and Labor Council (TLC) from 1931 until 1941, executive member, assistant secretary from 1941 until 1946; Commonwealth Arbitration Commissioner from 1947 until 1958
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 - 1918, 38th Battalion. Wounded several times.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Randwick from 1934 until 1937
Son of William Kelly, farmer, and Annie O'Neill. Married Eileen Wellfare in January 1920 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Died at the Concord Repatriation Hospital.
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