Taylor, John Russell

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Birth Date: 1908 (Wave Hill, Western Australia, Australia)

Death Date: 26 March 1961 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Thomas Taylor and Edith (nee Russell)

Family: Edna Mary Waugh on 17 December 1938, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: West Australian state schools

Religion: Presbyterian


South-west Queensland shearer, until 1940; Elected South Queensland organiser of the Australian Workers Union; Worked as a union official in Roma, Injune, Surat and St George areas, resigning in 1944; Official in child welfare, swimming and boxing associations

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Maranoa 15 Apr 1944 29 Apr 1950
Assembly ALP Balonne 29 Apr 1950 3 Aug 1957

Additional Information

Notes: Vice-President, Wattles Rugby League Club. Tragically, he collapsed and died while attending the wedding of his daughter

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 19 July 2017]