Alan Bird

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Alan Bird
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Batman
In office
10 December 1949 – 21 July 1962
Preceded by Frank Brennan
Succeeded by Sam Benson
Personal details
Born (1906-09-28)28 September 1906
Launceston, Tasmania
Died 21 July 1962(1962-07-21) (aged 55)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Unionist

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 twenty-four[1] and served continuously on the Council for the remainder of his life. Bird served as Mayor in 1940–41 and again in 1958–59.[2] He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives in 1949 as the Labor member for Batman. Concurrent service on both Northcote Council as well as the federal parliament was certainly prejudicial to Bird's health.[2] He died in July 1962.[3]

References[edit]

  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 2008-06-09. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Frank Brennan
Member for Batman
1949–1962
Succeeded by
Sam Benson