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Former Member Details

Mr John Rawdon DONOVAN (1902 - 1976)

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Date of Birth: 24/10/1902
Place of Birth: Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 12/02/1976
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Member for Murray 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 year 6 months 24 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Secretary of the Deniliquin branch. President of Deniliquin electorate council, delegate to state conference from 1928 until 1930
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Telegraphist and publican. Educated at Deniliquin Intermediate and night study; joined Postmaster General's Department in 1917 as a messenger boy and later a telegraphist; took over as a licensee of family's Edward River Hotel at Deniliquin in c.1926; after parliamentary defeat, employed in New South Wales Department of Labour and Industry from 1933 until 1935; private secretary to to Hon E.J Ward from 1941 until 1947; secretary of Australian delegation to International Labour Organisation conference in Geneva in 1947; Commonwealth Conciliation Commissioner from 1947 until 1956, retired; director of Deniliquin Hospital Board; secretary of Deniliquin Athletics Club and Deniliquin Licensed Victuallers Race Club from 1926 until 1930
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Deniliquin from 1920 until 1930
Son of John Herbert, publican and Lilian Munro. Married Hilda Thomson on 15 September 1928 and had issue, 2 daughters and 1 son. Roman Catholic. Buried in Northern Suburbs Lawn Cemetery from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Roman Catholic Church in West Pymble.
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