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Mr George BOOTH (1891 - 1960)

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Date of Birth: 19/03/1891
Place of Birth: Bolton, England
Date of Death: 31/07/1960
Place of Death: Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 30 May 1925 31 Jul 1960 35 yrs 2 mths 2 days
Member for Newcastle 30 May 1925 07 Sep 1927 2 yrs 3 mths 9 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 08 Oct 1927 18 Sep 1930 2 yrs 11 mths 11 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 25 Oct 1930 18 May 1932 1 yr 6 mths 24 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 11 Jun 1932 12 Apr 1935 2 yrs 10 mths 2 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 11 May 1935 24 Feb 1938 2 yrs 9 mths 14 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 04 Mar 1938 18 Apr 1941 3 yrs 1 mth 15 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 22 Apr 1941 24 Apr 1944 3 yrs 3 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 28 Apr 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 yrs 11 mths 2 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 yrs 20 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 yrs 6 mths 29 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 19 Jan 1953 06 Feb 1956 3 yrs 19 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 yrs 11 mths 14 days
Member for Kurri Kurri 21 Mar 1959 31 Jul 1960 1 yr 4 mths 11 days
Acting Speaker 16 Jun 1955 29 Jun 1955 14 days
Acting Speaker 30 Nov 1956 06 Dec 1956 7 days
Acting Speaker 10 Apr 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 yrs 10 mths 7 days
Chairman of Committees 28 May 1941 16 Feb 1959 17 yrs 8 mths 20 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP).
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Miner. Commenced work at age eleven in Lancashire cotton mill as a 'half timer'; attended classed by Phillip Snowden, became interested in the English labour movement; arrived in Australia in 1910, held various labouring jobs including railway construction in the Blue Mountains, also was a tram conductor; from 1912 was a miner on the Northern coalfields, first at Stanford Merthyr then at Pelaw Main; joined miners' union in 1912, member of committee which drew up seniority rules in 1916, chairman of Stanford Merthyr miners lodge in 1920, delegate to One Big Union conference; Miners federation delegate board; Chairman of co-operative Wholesale Society from 1925; foundation president of national Co-operative Insurance; president of the Kurri Kurri Hospital Board in 1946; Methodist lay preacher.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of George Booth, fitter, and Elizabeth Bell. Married Annie Elizabeth Bell in April 1913 at Kurri Kurri and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral was a cremation at Beresfield from Kurri Kurri Methodist church.
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