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Former Member Details

The Hon. Harold Daniel AHERN (1903 - 1987)

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Date of Birth: 14/09/1903
Place of Birth: Australia
Date of Death: 17/07/1987
Place of Death: Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1949 22 Apr 1973 24 years A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 – 1978. Dates of Election 31 March 1949, 6 March 1961. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Foundation member and President of the Balmoral Branch. Member of Mosman state and Warringah federal electorate conferences; and state councillor.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Engineer. Educated at the Royal Melbourne Technical College and the University of Sydney. Obtained a Diploma in Public Administration, in 1944. Qualifications of Member of the Institution of Engineers (Australia), Chartered Engineer (Australia), Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Australia, and of New Zealand; Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Administration. Was a rural development engineer for the Public Works Department. Subsequently worked for the British Houston Company; was an executive of the Electric Light and Power Supply Corporation, 1949; and Director of the Hawkesbury Development Company Limited, electricity supply authority, from 1964 until 1965. He wrote 'Enlarging Our Powers of Self-Government', published in 1951.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Bertha Wilhelmina Prismall on 8 August 1938 and had issue, 2 sons.
Additional Information
Who's Who in Australia, 1950-74; Australian Liberal (Sydney), October 1958, 8; Sydney Morning Herald, 17 October 1947, 8f; 3 November 1950, 4e.