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Former Member Details

Mr Patrick Raphael GRACE (1900 - 1975)

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Date of Birth: 31/10/1900
Place of Birth: Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 06/01/1975
Place of Death: Yanco, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 04 Sep 1952 22 Apr 1964 11 years 7 months 19 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 4 September 1952. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.A Ferguson, resigned. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of Yanco branch, President and secretary of state and federal electorate councils; expelled for opposing bill to abolish Legislative Council; Independent Labor Group
Community Activity
Commissioned as a Justice of the Peace
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Stock and station agent. Educated at Yanco public school; worked with father in carrying and roadmaking; opened as stock and station agent in Yanco in 1920, stock buyer on commission, acquired a considerable interest in stock interstate; also was a butcher at Yanco, Leeton and in a partnership with Matong Cash Butchery which sold in 1926, following bankruptcy was discharged in 1935; moved stock and station agency to Leeton, and in 1968 to Yanco; also worked as a real estate agent and auctioneer, immigration and travel agent; director of South West Co-operative Meat Company; member of Land Board; foundation president at Yanco and Murrumbidgee Districts Pioneers and Historical Association from 1968 until 1975.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of John Grace, farmer and carrier, and Jane Elizabeth Maher. Married Eileen Clayton on 15 October 1930 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Leeton cemetery from St Patrick's Roman Catholic church at Yanco.
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