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Former Member Details

Mr Henry Joseph Aloysius SULLIVAN (1921 - 1977)

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Date of Birth: 05/06/1921
Place of Birth: Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 28/04/1977
Place of Death: Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Aug 1970 28 Apr 1977 6 years 8 months 15 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 August 1970 and 27 November 1975. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. N.T Boland, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Independent. Joined Country Party in 1974.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Newspaperman. Educated at Moree convent; at age fourteen became a post office messenger; worked for R.Thompson's estate agency and became a junior partner, managed firm for three years when taken over by Goldsborough Mort and Company; established a newsagency with brother; proprieter from 1955 of newspaper established in 1911 by his uncle; foundation chairman and managing director of radio station 2VM Moree; member of committee of management of Australian Provincial Press Association, president 1974 - 1977, life member; president of New South Wales Country Press Association 1968 - 1970; governor of country boy scout movement; Rotarian; Apex zone president 1946 - 1947. Recreational interests include gun shooting.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces 1942 - 1945, New Guinea.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of William and Mary Bedford. Married Mary Finn on 30 July 1949 and had issue, 3 daughters and 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Burial at Moree cemetery from Moree Roman Catholic church.
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