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Former Member Details

Mr Francis Patrick BUCKLEY (1894 - 1971)

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Date of Birth: 25/09/1894
Place of Birth: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 03/04/1971
Place of Death: Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1946 30 Jun 1954 8 years 2 months 8 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 March 1946
Assistant Minister 19 Nov 1952 16 Sep 1953 9 months 29 days
Secretary for Mines 16 Sep 1953 30 Jun 1954 9 months 15 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). President of the New South Wales Branch 1951 - 1952
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Barber and union organiser. Educated at Cobar covent school, apprenticed as a hairdresser to M.A Davidson, Cobar; family moved to Sydney in 1911; active hairdressers and Wigmakers Employees Union, vice president in 1919, president in 1920, organiser from 1922 until 1942, secretary from 1942 until 1953; New South Wales Agent General in London from 1954 until 1965; foundation member of Marrickville Businessmen's Club; member of Marrickville Hospital Board; member of Westminster Rotary Club from 1954 until 1965, president two years; charitable work for Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst; keen sportsman and racegoer.
Military Service
Honours Received
Commander of the British Empire 1959 (CBE) 1959
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Marrickville from 1925 until 1948, Mayor from 1942 until 1943; Alderman of the Sydney City Council for Camperdown Ward, 2 December 1950 until 17 April 1953. Member of the Works Committee 1951 until 1953; and the Health and Recreation Committee 1951 until 1953.
Personal
Son of Timothy Buckley, woolclasser. Married Ethel Mary Dunn on 7 May 1919 and had issue, 3 daughters. Burial at Northern Suburbs lawn cemetery from St Francis Xavier's Roman Catholic Church at Lavender Bay.
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