Ted Connelly

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Edward "Ted" Connelly (6 November 1918 – 17 September 2013) was an Australian politician. He was an independent member of the South Australian House of Assembly between 1975 and 1977, representing the electorate of Pirie.[1]

At the 1975 state election, Labor and the opposition parties held 23 seats each. Connelly was in a balance of power situation, and subsequently sided with Labor, and was made Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly for the Don Dunstan Labor government.

He had previously served as mayor of the City of Port Pirie from 1971 to 1975.[2] Connelly served in World War 2 in the RAAF as a FLT-LTN in Darwin.

On 16 September 2013, Connelly died at the Mary Potter Hospice in Adelaide. He was 94.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SA Parliament biography
  2. ^ Matthews, Penny (1986), South Australia, the civic record, 1836-1986, Wakefield Press, ISBN 978-0-949268-82-2 
  3. ^ "Former independent MP Ted Connelly dies in Adelaide". Yahoo! News. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Dave McKee
Member for Pirie
1975–1977
District abolished
Preceded by
John Ryan
Speaker of the
South Australian House of Assembly

1975–1977
Succeeded by
Gil Langley