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Former Member Details

Mr Harold George COATES (1917 - 2002)

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Date of Birth: 22/04/1917
Place of Birth: Hampton, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/04/2002
Place of Death: Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 May 1965 02 Apr 1976 10 years 11 months 3 days
Member for Hartley 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Blue Mountains 24 Feb 1968 13 Jan 1971 2 years 10 months 21 days
Member for Blue Mountains 13 Feb 1971 19 Oct 1973 2 years 8 months 7 days
Member for Blue Mountains 17 Nov 1973 02 Apr 1976 2 years 4 months 17 days
Acting Chairman of Committees 04 Mar 1975 24 Apr 1975 1 month 21 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party in 1947; later Independent., usually voted with Liberal-Country coalition.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Timber merchant. Educated at Lithgow High School and Technical College; builder; worked in father's timberyard, Lithgow, in which he gained a part interest in 1944, controlling an interest in 1947, trading as G.Coates and Sons Pty Ltd, managing director; president of Lithgow and District Show Society from 1960; foundation president of Lithgow Aged Peoples Association from 1956; member of Fluoridation of Public Water Supplies advisory committee of New South Wales from 1957 until 1965, Library Board from 1956 until 1965, New South Wales State Planning Authority from 1964 until 1974, of Development Corporation of New South Wales from 1966; president of Hartley District Boy Scouts Association; member of Lithgow Technical College. Rotarian.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Lithgow from 1945 until 1959, Mayor in 1947, 1954 until 1957, 1976; executive member of Local Government Association of New South Wales. Member of New South Wales Local Government Board of Appeals from 1956 until 1959; chairman of Blayney Abattoir County Council from 1954 until 1959, member from 1963 until 1965.
Personal
Son of George Coates, timber merchant, and Emily Ivy Moore. Married Kathleen Winchester on 20 May 1939 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons.
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