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Mr Howard Thomas FOWLES (1894 - 1973)

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Date of Birth: 24/01/1894
Place of Birth: Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 17/05/1973
Place of Death: Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 10 May 1941 23 Jan 1968 26 yrs 8 mths 14 days
Member for Illawarra 10 May 1941 24 Apr 1944 2 yrs 11 mths 15 days
Member for Illawarra 27 May 1944 29 Mar 1947 2 yrs 10 mths 3 days
Member for Illawarra 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 yrs 20 days
Member for Illawarra 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 yrs 6 mths 29 days
Member for Illawarra 19 Jan 1953 06 Feb 1956 3 yrs 19 days
Member for Illawarra 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 yrs 11 mths 14 days
Member for Illawarra 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 yrs 10 mths 16 days
Member for Illawarra 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 yrs 29 days
Member for Illawarra 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 yrs 8 mths 24 days
Chairman of Committees 21 Apr 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 yrs 9 mths 16 days
Acting Speaker 29 May 1962 29 Aug 1962 3 mths 1 day
Chairman of Committees 10 Apr 1962 31 Mar 1965 2 yrs 11 mths 22 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Guildford branch then Guildford West branch, President, member of Unanderra branch. President of Illawarra state electorate council, member of central executive in 1941.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Linesman. Educated at Granville Superior public school; joined railways in 1911, labourer then linesman, resigned in 1913, reappointed in 1917 as a linesman, resigned in 1941; was also a poultry farmer; secretary of the Wollongong branch of the Electrical Trades' Union in 1941. Recreational interests include boxing, long distance swimming and cricket.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Personal
Son of Stephen Fowles, blacksmith, and Alice Kemsley. Married Hilda Maude Markham on 26 June 1915 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Funeral at Wollongong crematorium.
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