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Mr John Michael Alfred MCMAHON (1914 - 1975)

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Date of Birth: 21/02/1914
Place of Birth: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 19/05/1975
Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Jun 1950 23 Jan 1968 17 years 7 months 7 days
Member for Balmain 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Balmain 14 Feb 1953 06 Feb 1956 2 years 11 months 24 days
Member for Balmain 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Balmain 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Balmain 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 years 29 days
Member for Balmain 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Acting Minister for Education 06 Apr 1958 22 Jul 1958 3 months 17 days
Minister Without Portfolio 22 Nov 1957 01 Apr 1959 1 year 4 months 11 days
Minister for Lands 01 Apr 1959 31 May 1960 1 year 2 months
Minister for Transport 31 May 1960 14 Mar 1962 1 year 9 months 14 days
Minister for Transport 14 Mar 1962 13 May 1965 3 years 2 months
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Rozelle East branch, central executive in 1959. Father was Mayor for Balmain.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Shopkeeper. At an early came to Sydney and settled in the Balmain area. Educated at Christian Brothers' College in Rozelle. Initially employed in the family business. Before and after 1939 until 1945 war held a managerial position with Coles and Co; served in Royal Australian Engineers from 1939 until the 1945 war. Ran a delicatessen in Rozelle. Member of Shop Assistants Union in 1960; trustee of the National Park.
Military Service
Became a Sergeant in the war.
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Balmain from 1942 until 1944
Personal
Son of Michael Hubert McMahon, clerk, and Lilian O'Connor. Married Therese Byrne on 15 August 1942 and had issue, 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Buried in Field of Mars cemetery from St Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Rozelle.
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