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Alan Bird

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Alan Bird
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Batman
In office
10 December 1949 – 21 July 1962
Preceded byFrank Brennan
Succeeded bySam Benson
Personal details
Born(1906-09-28)28 September 1906
Launceston, Tasmania
Died21 July 1962(1962-07-21) (aged 55)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationUnionist

Alan Charles Bird (28 September 1906 – 21 July 1962) was an Australian politician. Born in Launceston, Tasmania, he was educated at state primary schools in Melbourne and at Melbourne High School before becoming an engineer. As an official with the Amalgamated Engineers' Union, he was associated with the Australian Labor Party.

Bird was elected to Northcote City Council in 1930 at the age of only twenty-four[1] and served continuously on the Council for the remainder of his life. Twice (in 1940–1941, and again in 1958–1959) he served as Northcote's mayor.[2] He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1949 as the Labor member for Batman. The demands made by Bird's concurrent service on both Northcote Council and the federal parliament were certainly prejudicial to his health.[2] He died in July 1962.[3]

References

  1. ^ Andrew Lemon (1983), The Northcote Side of the River, Hargreen Publishing Company, North Melbourne, p. 226. ISBN 0-949905-12-7
  2. ^ a b Lemon, page 260
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 9 June 2008.
Parliament of Australia Preceded byFrank Brennan Member for Batman1949–1962 Succeeded bySam Benson


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