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Former Member Details

Mr Christopher Alfred DALTON (1896 - 1975)

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Date of Birth: 27/11/1896
Place of Birth: Teeyarra, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 25/05/1975
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 20 Jul 1943 22 Apr 1970 26 years 9 months 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 20 July 1943, 14 March 1946 and 21 November 1957. A Member before reconstitution. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. E.Grayndler, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Central Executive from 1941 until 1943.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Railway worker and union official. Educated at Christian Brothers College, West Maitland; bush worker; employed in Railways Department, active in Railway Workers and General Labourers Association before amalgamation with Australian Workers Union, then in City Construction and Permanent Way section of Australian Workers Union representing it before the arbitration court and Wages Board, federal vice president and New South Wales president of Australian Workers Union from 1933 until 1938, delegate to the Labor Council of New South Wales (TLC); director of Labor Papers Limited from 1937.
Military Service
Served in the Australian Infantry Forces from 1916 until 1918, 13th Battalion, private.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George Henry Dalton, teamster, and Mary Grintell. Married Rita Mary Jupp on 19 November 1920 and had issue, 1 son. Roman Catholic. Buried in Rookwood cemetery from the Roman Catholic church of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart at Randwick. Brother of Thomas William Dalton (q.v).
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