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Former Member Details

Mr Leicester Birkenhead SADDINGTON (1912 - 1962)

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Date of Birth: 27/07/1912
Place of Birth: Mayfield, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 26/09/1962
Place of Death: Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1952 26 Sep 1962 10 years 5 months 4 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 29 November 1951.
Member of Printing Committee 01 Sep 1955 01 Sep 1958 3 years 1 day
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party
Community Activity
President of Newcastle Club 1956 until 1957, Masonic Club, City Bowling Club, Tattersall's Club, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club. Commissioner of Hunter Valley Development League.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Insurance broker. Educated at Cooks Hill High School; commenced business career as a Newcastle and Northern area representative for New England and North West Producers' Company Limited, wool brokers, partly instrumental in establishment of Newcastle Wool Exchange; transferred to family firm, P.W Saddington and Sons Pty Limited in late 1920's, sold insurance; later became a director of Saddington Insurances Pty Limited, and of A.R Stenhouse and Partners (Australia) Pty Limited with which Saddington Insurances Pty Limited merged in 1961; councillor of Newcastle Chamber of Commerce 1945 - 1962, president 1950 -1952; director of Hunter Valley Research Foundation 1958 - 1962, chairman 1961 - 1962; service during Hunter Valley floods; member of Newcastle Regional Development committee 1951 - 1962 and Port of Newcastle Authority; councillor of University of Newcastle in 1962; member of Newcastle War Memorial Cultural Centre committee; closely associated with New England New States movement; prominent Freemason; member of Newcastle Diocesan Synod 1960 - 1962, chairman of Diocesan Liaison committee. Recreational interests include bowling and yachting.
Military Service
During 1939 - 1945 war served in Newcastle National Emergency Services.
Honours Received
Officer Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1960
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Percy Saddington, insurance broker, and Clara Birkenhead. Married Claire Hogarth on 10 April 1937 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Church of England. Funeral at Beresfield crematorium from Christ Church of England cathedral, Newcastle.
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