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Former Member Details

The Hon. Frederick Graham PRATTEN, B.Sc. (1899 - 1977)

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Date of Birth: 03/12/1899
Place of Birth: Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/12/1977
Place of Death: Point Piper, New South WAles, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 16 Dec 1937 22 Apr 1976 38 years 4 months 7 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 16 December 1937, 1 November 1939, 29 November 1951 and 21 November 1963. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Major-General the Hon. Sir Charles Rosenthal, resigned. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of Select Committee on - The Congragational Union Incorporation (Amendment) Bill 01 Aug 1938 01 Aug 1940 2 years 1 day
Member of Select Committee on - The Henry O'Brien Yass Lands (Vesting) Bill 01 Aug 1946 01 Aug 1947 1 year 1 day
Member of Library Committee 01 Aug 1952 01 Aug 1958 6 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
National Party. Joined in 1917. Secretary of Pymble branch, councillor of National Association 1929 - 1930, United Australia Party, Liberal until 1959 when transferred to Country Party.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Printer and publisher. Educated at Abbotsholme, Sydney, Church of England Grammar and University of Sydney., BSc 1923; joined family firm of Pratten Brothers Pty Limited, later became chairman of directors; director of Australian Boards London Assurance and Pan Australia Unit Trust, Wentworth Hotel Limited 1930; director of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1960 -1971.
Military Service
Served 2/5th Australian General Hospital., 1942 - 1944, lieutenant.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Martin 1928 - 1929.
Local Government Activity
Son of Frederick Graham Pratten, miner and publisher and English migrant, and Amy Culverwell. Married Helen Jean Crowley on 21 November 1928 and had issue, 1 daughter. Church of England. Nephew of Herbert Edward Pratten, Senator and Member of the House of Representatives. Funeral at St Mark's, Darling Point.
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