George Glover Campbell

George Glover Campbell (2 March 1887 – 3 September 1967) was an Australian politician who represented the Electoral district of Hamilton from 1950 till 1959 for the Labor Party.

George Campbell
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
for Hamilton
In office
17 June 1950 – 16 February 1959
Preceded byJoshua Arthur
Succeeded byRobert McCartney
Personal details
Born
George Glover Campbell

2 March 1887
Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, England
Died3 September 1967
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
SpouseCarrie Mayhew
ChildrenRaymond Glover Campbell, Joan Caroline Campbell
OccupationPolitician/ Carpenter and joiner

Early lifeEdit

Born in England to parents Isaac Campbell, a grocer, and Susannah Patterson, Campbell Jr arrived in Australia in 1905. He lived at Drummoyne and worked in Sydney harbour shipyards. He moved to Newcastle in 1907, and was employed in State Dockyard at Walsh Island. He remained at the dockyards until being employed in parliament.[1]

Political careerEdit

Campbell was President of Merewether branch and of Hamilton state electorate council for some years. He was an Alderman on Merewether council. He contested the hard Labor seat of Electoral district of Hamilton at the 1950 state election and won.[2] Campbell subsequently won re-election at the 1953,[3] and 1956 state elections but lost pre-selection to Robert McCartney at the 1959 State election.,[4] Campbell resigned from the Labor Party in 1959 in protest and never rejoined.[1]

DeathEdit

Campbell died on 3 September 1967(1967-09-03) (aged 80). He is buried at Beresfield Cemetery.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Mr George Glover Campbell (1887-1967)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ Green, Antony. "1950 Hamilton". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "1953 Hamilton". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2022.
  4. ^ Green, Antony. "1959 Hamilton". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 September 2022.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member for Hamilton
1950–1959
Succeeded by