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The Hon. (Geoffrey) William Geoffrey KEIGHLEY, OAM MA (Oxon.) (1925 - 2005)

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Date of Birth: 10/01/1925
Place of Birth: Nice, French Riviera, France
Date of Death: 14/06/2005
Place of Death: Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 14 Oct 1965 05 Nov 1978 13 years 23 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 14 October 1965 and 8 December 1966. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Hon. L.S Snider, deceased. Granted retention of title of 'Honourable' for life.
Member of Select Committee on Violent Sex Crimes 04 Apr 1968 07 Aug 1969 1 year 4 months 4 days
Political Party Activity
Country Party. Councillor from 1964, member of central executive in 1964.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Businessman. Educated at Eton and Trinity College in Oxford, MA; called to Bar at Inner Temple in 1951; director of Westminster Carpets Pty Ltd from 1948, director of holding company Minster Limited in Victoria from 1954 until 1972, chairman of directors from 1959 until 1965, and of the Victorian subsidiary E.R Lovell Pty Ltd, Victoria; director of Linatex (Australia) Pty Ltd in 1971; grazier at Temora; advisory council of agriculture; cricket blue at Oxford, and county player; Australian and Union player. Recreational interests include snow skiing, flying, cricket and music. His property, 'Golden Vale', near Sutton Forest, was left to the National Trust of New South Wales.
Military Service
Enlisted in Royal Australian Air Force in 1943, served 1944 until 1947. Navigator.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Councillor at Narraburra Shire Council from 1956 until 1968, president from 1963 until 1967.
Son of Albert William Keighley, company director. Married (1) Alice Olivia Maureen Lubbock on 10 May 1951 and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons. Married (2) Karen Spiegel in 1975.
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