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Former Member Details

Mr Reginald Francis Xavier CONNOR (1907 - 1977)

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Date of Birth: 26/01/1907
Place of Birth: Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 22/08/1977
Place of Death: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Jun 1950 22 Oct 1963 13 years 4 months 6 days
Member for Wollongong-Kembla 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Wollongong-Kembla 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Wollongong-Kembla 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Wollongong-Kembla 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Wollongong-Kembla 03 Mar 1962 22 Oct 1963 1 year 7 months 20 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1926.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Garage proprieter. Educated at Wollongong High School; completed law articles; general dealer, garage proprieter and motor agent at Wollongong from 1931 until 1941; general agent and farmer, 32 acre property at Figtree from 1941until 1950; member of Miscellaneous Workers and Shop Assistants Union; life member of Miners Federation; councillor at University at Wollongong; president of Illawarra Naturalists Society; national crusader against further foreign acquisition of Australian energy and mineral resources.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Cunningham 1963 until 1977.
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Wollongong from 1938 until 1944, active in amalgamation of Greater Wollongong.
Personal
Son of Peter Francis Connor, labourer, and Ethel Deegan. Married Grace Amelia Searl on 14 August 1931 and had issue, 3 daughters. Buried in Lakeside Memorial Park at Dapto from St Francis Xavier's Roman Catholic Cathedral at Wollongong. Cousin of Kevin Dwyer (q.v)
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