Jack Mannix

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The Honourable
Jack Mannix
Minister for Justice
In office
31 May 1960 – 13 May 1965
Preceded by Reg Downing
Succeeded by John Maddison
Personal details
Born (1920-08-16)16 August 1920
Armidale, New South Wales
Died 17 June 1994(1994-06-17) (aged 73)
Liverpool, New South Wales
Political party Australian Labor Party

The Hon. Norman John Mannix (16 August 1920 – 17 June 1994) was an Australian politician and a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1952 until 1971 . He was a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and held the position of Justice Minister (in charge of NSW gaols) between 1960 and 1965.

Early and Personal Life[edit]

Mannix was born in Armidale, New South Wales He was the son of a salesman and was educated at De La Salle College, Armidale. He initially worked as a clerk in the NSW public service and studied law in his spare time. He was the chief clerk in the Department of Housing prior to his election to parliament. Mannix was called to the bar in 1955. He became involved in community organizations in the Liverpool area including the local hospital board and the co-operative building society.

State Parliament[edit]

Mannix was elected as the Labor member for Liverpool at the 1952 by-election caused by the resignation of the former premier James McGirr who resigned from parliament to accept the chairmanship of the Maritime Services Board. He retained the seat for the next 6 elections and retired at the 1971 election.


Mannix held ministerial positions in the governments of Robert Heffron and Jack Renshaw. He was initially appointed as an assistant minister in 1959 and held the Justice portfolio between 1960 and the defeat of the Labor government in 1965.


Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
James McGirr
Member for Liverpool
1952 – 1971
Succeeded by
George Paciullo
Political offices
Preceded by
Reg Downing
Minister for Justice
1960 – 1965
Succeeded by
John Maddison