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Former Member Details

Mr Charles Wilson ANDERSON (1918 - 2009)

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Date of Birth: 16/02/1918
Place of Birth: Burwood, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 15/08/2009
Place of Death: Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 11 Oct 1951 28 Feb 1953 1 year 4 months 18 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 11 October 1951. Elected for balance of term of W. E. V. Robson
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of the Central Executive 1946-1950; Vice President, 1947-1950; Campaign Director, 1952; Delegate, Federal Executive and Federal Conference, 1953-1954.
Community Activity
Commissioner, Maritime Services Board 1948 until 1949. Executive Member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) from 1947 until 1949. Member of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) from 1949 until 1952.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Plumber; union official. Educated at Granville Technical College and trained as a plumber and drainer. Worked as a journeyman plumber from 1935 until 1943. From 1943 until 1949 he was Assistant Secretary of the Plumbers and Gas Fitters' Union and from 1947 until 1949, he was the President of the Trades and Labor Council. He was the Assistant Secretary of the New South Wales Australian Labor Party 1949 until 1951. He became its organising secretary 1951 - 1952; acting general secretary in December 1952 and general secretary in March 1953; he resigned the Secretaryship of the Union on 7 November 1954. He opposed the abolition of the Legislative Council. After this, he held various jobs including concreting contractor and truck driver. From 1962, he was a milk vendor.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Mervyn Wilson, labourer, and his wife Alicia Mabel McDonald. Married Vera Josephine Delaney on 2 August 1941 and they had 3 sons and 3 daughters. Roman Catholic.
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