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Dr Derek David FREEMAN, B.D.S.,D.D.S. (Toronto),L.D.S.(Ontario),F.I.C.D.,F.R.A.C.D.S.,F.A.C.D (1924 - 2018)

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Date of Birth: 16/05/1924
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 09/02/2018
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1973 05 Mar 1984 10 years 10 months 12 days A Member before reconstitution. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 5 April 1973. A Member of the directly elected Legislative Council. Dates of Election 5 April 1973 and 18 November 1981. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Joined party in 1960. Eastern Metropolitan Regional President in 1972. Member of State Executive Council, State Policy Committee and State Council's Welfare Committee. Shadow Minister for Tourism.
Community Activity
Royal Motor Yacht Club - rear Commodore, Halvorsen Club - Commodore.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Dental Surgeon and Academic. Educated at Bellevue Hill Public School, Sydney Boys High School. University of Sydney (BDS) Toronto University (DDS) and Royal College of Dental Surgeons, Ontario. Licentiate of Dental Surgery LDS. Fellow of International College of Dentists (FICD). Fellow of Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (FRACDS). Private dental practice. Former President of New South Wales branch of Australian Dental Association and the Federal Council. Recreational interests include yachting, golf and reading.
Military Service
Flight Lieutenant, Royal Australian Air Force 1945 - 1946. Citizen Military Forces.
Honours Received
Awarded Fairfax Reading Memorial Prize for Dentistry (AM)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married Phyllis on 23 August 1950 at Sydney and had issue, 4 daughters.
Additional Information
Member and Co-founder of Former Members of Parliament of New South Wales Association.