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Former Member Details

Mr Frederick Joseph CAHILL (1898 - 1980)

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Date of Birth: 16/07/1898
Place of Birth: Ballina, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 05/11/1980
Place of Death: St Ives, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 May 1941 16 Feb 1959 17 years 9 months 7 days
Member for Young 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 years 11 months 15 days
Member for Young 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 years 10 months 3 days
Member for Young 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Young 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Young 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Young 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Young branch, campaign director for C.E Martin in 1930; chairman of Parliamentary Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Educated at Marist Brother's College, Parramatta, St Joseph's College., Lochinvar; active in Workers' Educational Association; moved to Young in 1923, on staff of Young Daily Witness to 1934; director of Publicity and Development of Greater Newcastle Council 1934 - 1940; founder of New South Wales Country Rugby League 1934; trustee of Wyangala National Park 1941 - 1959. Member of Lachlan Valley Development League.
Military Service
Served in Australian Imperial Forces 1916 - 1919, 36th Battalion, France, gassed, lance-corporal. Lecturer in English with Australian Infantry Forces Educational Service. Served in Royal Australian Air Force 1939 - 1941. Secretary 9th Brigade Australian Infantry Forces Veterans' Association, organised and managed 3rd Division Australian Infantry Forces Remembrance Pilgrimage tour in 1968.
Honours Received
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), French National Order of Merit.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Richard Patrick Cahill, timbergetter, and Catherine Jarrett. Married Madeline Clare Manning on 21 April 1924 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic.
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