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Former Member Details

Mr Thomas Patrick GLEESON (1895 - 1975)

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Date of Birth: 28/05/1895
Place of Birth: Wollar, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 25/11/1975
Place of Death: Umina, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1946 25 Nov 1975 29 years 7 months 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 March 1946, 21 November 1957 and 12 March 1970.
Member of Joint Committee - Commonwealth of Australia Constitution 01 Aug 1956 01 Aug 1957 1 year 1 day
Member of Joint Committee - Commonwealth of Australia Constitution 01 Aug 1957 01 Aug 1958 1 year 1 day
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Active member from early 1940's and became president of the Gwydir federal electorate council in 1951, campaign director of state and federal elections; expelled in 1959 for voting against the party on the Legislative Council Bill; leader of Independent Labor group from 1961 until 1975.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Wheat farmer. Educated at Wyaldra, Yarraman and Grass Tree Vale public schools; ran mail from Coolah to Tambar Springs and Mullaly from 1921 until 1925, also conducted a taxi service in Gunnedah district; purchased Box Forest, Tambar Springs c.1925, mixed farming; sold out in 1928, purchased 'Lorolla' in the Tambar Springs district; owned until death; secretary of Tambar Springs Public Hall committee in 1926; president of Wheatgrowers' Union of of New South Wales from 1944 until 1945; member of Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation; member of Gunnedah District Land Board from 1942 until 1965. Recreational interests include tennis, cricket, shooting, and horse racing. Secretary of Tambar Springs Amateur Turf Club in 1929.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Gleeson and his wife Catherine Anne Lane. Married Bridget Kennedy on 17 March 1925 and had issue, 5 daughters and 2 sons. Roman Catholic.
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