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Former Member Details

Mr Lawrence Edward SCHOFIELD (1908 - 1969)

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Date of Birth: 02/12/1908
Place of Birth: Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 14/06/1969
Place of Death: Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1967 14 Jun 1969 2 years 1 month 23 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 8 December 1966.
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined party in 1948. Member of central executive 1957 - 1958, 1961 - 1967.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shop assistant, ironworker and union secretary. Educated at Dominican convent, Tamworth, 1919 - 1939; mill operator with Lysaght Brothers, Mayfield, 1940 - 1949; Newcastle secretary of the Federated Ironworkers' Association 1949 - 1967, delegate to International Metal Federation conference, Rome, 1961; director of Newcastle Hospital 1966 - 1969. Recreational interests include cricket and rugby league.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William Edward Schofield, grocer, and Madeline Bizant. Married Ilma Scott on 6 June 1931 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Requiem Mass held at St Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Merewether.
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