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Former Member Details

Mr John David BOOTH (1950 - 2011)

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Date of Birth: 04/11/1950
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Date of Death: 17/11/2011
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Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 24 Mar 1984 03 May 1991 7 years 1 month 10 days
Member for Wakehurst 24 Mar 1984 22 Feb 1988 3 years 10 months 30 days
Member for Wakehurst 19 Mar 1988 03 May 1991 3 years 1 month 15 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Co-ordinator Opposition Review of Government Regulations. Convenor Parliamentary Party Drugs Policy Review Committee. Member Parliamentary Party Youth Employment Committee. Joined Liberal Party 1969. Member State Executive 1982 - 1984 (alt. Parliamentary rep. since 1986). Member Joint Standing Committee on State policy since 1980; Convention Committee 1984. Candidate for the 1982 Drummoyne by-election. Delegate to State Council 1971-72 and since 1977. Federal President Australian University Liberal Federation 1972- 1974. President Sydney University Liberal Club 1971- 1972. Various other Party positions.
Community Activity
President Amnesty International (New South Wales Parliamentary Group) since 1986. Joint President, Parliamentary Friends of the Performing Arts since 1985. Patron of Manly/Warringah Branch Surf Life Saving Association; Mona Vale Hospital; Manly District Hospital; North Curl Curl Scout Club; Cromer Public School Parents & Citizens and Dee Why Public School Parents & Citizens. Vice-President Area Scout Council. Member of various other local organisations.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (solicitor and research officer). Educated at Gordon West Public School, Sydney Church of England Grammar School, North Sydney. University of Sydney, BA, LLB (Syd). Previously research officer to Senator the Hon Sir John Carrick 1975-1981; political adviser to the Leader of the New South Wales Opposition 1982-1983. Recreational interests include the performing arts, cricket, swimming, tennis and golf.
Military Service
Undergraduate Cadet, New South Wales Universities' Squadron 1970- 1972. Pilot Officer, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Reserve 1972-1975.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Married, 2 step-daughters.
Additional Information
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: 1. John David Booth - papers, 1984 - 1990 (MLMSS 7332) 2. John David Booth, further papers, 1984 - 1991 (MLMSS 7337) ; photographs in the PICMAN Database. Electorate description: Metropolitan, residential suburban. Located Sydney, northern. Principal suburbs: Collaroy, Dee Why, Narrabeen, Narraweena, . Area: 18.4 sq km Population: 44,694 Enrolment: 32,692