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Former Member Details

Mr (Bill) (Bill) James William KENNEDY (1919 - 2001)

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Date of Birth: 08/07/1919
Place of Birth: Murrumbeena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date of Death: 03/03/2001
Place of Death: Taree, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 16 Sep 1971 22 Apr 1976 4 years 7 months 7 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 16 September 1971 and 27 November 1975. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. J.C McIntosh, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1976 05 Mar 1984 7 years 10 months 12 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Date of Election 27 November 1976.Continuing Member after reconstruction
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Joined the party in 1947.
Community Activity
Private Pilot of Manning River Aero Club. Member of Taree Golf Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Company Director. Mixed farming. Stock Food and Produce Company. Managing Director of Petrics Holdings Limited. Recreational interests include Australian Rules football, cricket, bowls.
Military Service
Royal Australian Air Force 1940 until 1946.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Deputy Mayor of Taree Municipal Council 1956 until 1959. Alderman of Taree Municipal Council 1956 until 1962. Member of Manning River County Council 1959 until 1962; 1968 until 1971. Mayor of Taree Municipal Council 1965 until 1971. Member of Local Government Executive from 1970.
Married Shirley (date unknown)
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