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Former Member Details

Mr Colin Elly BEGG, Q.C.,LL.B (1917 - 1984)

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Date of Birth: 31/01/1917
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/09/1984
Place of Death: Darling Point, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 15 Sep 1955 22 Apr 1961 5 years 7 months 8 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 15 September 1955. Casual vacancy - elected with C. A. Love for balance of terms of T. Armstrong and A. W. McNamara.
Member of Select Committee on Port Kembla Sailors, Soldiers Memorial Hall Bill. 01 Aug 1956 01 Aug 1957 1 year 1 day
Political Party Activity
United Australia Party in 1936. Liberal Party. Secretary of Cremorne branch; later president of Pymble branch; president of Gordon state electorate conference; vice-president Bradfield federal electorate conference; state councillor 1946 - 1954; chairman of the World Liberal Union, Australia in 1949
Community Activity
Member of the University Club, United Service Institution, Australian American Association, Australian Chairman, World Liberal Association, member of the Royal Empire Society.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Sydney Grammar School, University of Sydney., LLB 1939, admitted as a solicitor in 1940, called to the Bar in 1946, practised in common law, commercial and divorce; appointed Judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court in 1964; Chairman of the Sydney University Law Extension committee from 1966; Australian Club. Recreational interests include surfing, skiing and golf.
Military Service
1940 - 1941 Citizen Military Forces. 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (2nd Australian Imperial Forces): 2/1st Australian Infantry Forces from 1941 until 1945. Lieutenant. Mentioned in despatches.
Honours Received
Queens Counsel (QC) in 1958
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Colin Erle Begg, electrical engineer, and his wife Bertha Zadi. Married Ruth C. Lehmkull, daughter of Walter Lehmkull, on 17 November 1943 and had issue, 2 daughters and 3 sons. Presbyterian.
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