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Pollock, George

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Birth Date: 27 June 1890 (Charters Towers, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 24 March 1939 (Brisbane, Queensland, Ausralia)

Parents: Matthew Pollock and Naomi Pollock (nee Gauvin)

Family: Margaret Adeline Shepherd on 27 December 1909, 2 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Richmond Hill State School, Charters Towers

Religion: Presbyterian


Organiser, Australian Workers Union, 1914; Miner, Duchess, North Queensland, 1913; Pastoral Worker, Western Queensland, 1910 to 1913; Station hand, sugar worker, coal shoveller, navvy and horse breaker, Western and Northern Queensland; Teamster, timber-getter, station hand and horse breaker, Western and Northern Queensland; Worked at Cromarty, Townsville, 1903

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Member, Central Executive, 1926 - 1939

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Gregory 18 Aug 1915 24 Mar 1939 By-election; Died in office

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Speaker 15 Aug 1932 24 Mar 1939
Chairman of Committees 30 Jul 1924 11 May 1929

Additional Information

Sources: Image sourced from C Lack, Three decades of Queensland political history, 1929-1960 (1962); Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); Murphy, DJ, RB Joyce and Colin A Hughes, eds., Labor in Power: the Labor Party and Governments in Queensland, 1915-57 (St Lucia: University of Queensland Press, 1980); Murphy, DJ, T.J. Ryan: A Political Biography, pp. 199, 214-215, 555-556, 1975 (Brisbane, Qld: University of Queensland Press); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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