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Mr John Stanley FREEMAN (1894 - 1970)

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Date of Birth: 08/11/1894
Place of Birth: Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 03/04/1970
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 18 Aug 1945 16 Feb 1959 13 years 5 months 30 days
Member for Blacktown 18 Aug 1945 29 Mar 1947 1 year 7 months 12 days
Member for Blacktown 03 May 1947 22 May 1950 3 years 20 days
Member for Blacktown 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Blacktown 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Blacktown 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Failed to obtain endorsement for 1959 after seeking a safer Merrylands seat.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical and veterinary technician. Educated at Kogarah Superior public school and Sydney Technical College; commenced work as an assistant in pathology department of a Sydney hospital; employed at Newcastle, as a technician, later as a senior technician, Veterinary Research Unit at Glenfield from 1923 until 1945; later became a branch officer at Manchester Unity; foundation member; later became president of Liverpool Returned Serviceman's League. Member of Liverpool and Sydney Legacy committees; director of Liverpool District Hospital until 1964 and Blacktown District Hospital; Oddfellow.
Military Service
Served in Australian Infantry Forces, Army Medical Corps from 1917 until 1919, in hospital ships, then at 14th Australian General Hospital, sergeant.
Honours Received
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1968
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Ingleburn from 1937 until 1940, Mayor in 1940. Alderman at Liverpool from 1941 until 1945, Mayor from 1944 until 1945.
Personal
Son of Alfred Freeman, bootmaker, and Maria Jane Kelly. Married Minnie Margaret Cloke on 6 March 1928. Methodist. Funeral at Roman Catholic Cemetery at Kemps Creek from Liverpool Methodist church.
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