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Baldwin, Laurence Fogarty (Laurie) (1920–1985)

Laurence Fogarty (Laurie) Baldwin (1920 -1985) factory hand, miner, trade union leader 

Birth: 1920, Dorrigo, New South Wales. Youngest son of Joseph Laurence Baldwin (1888-1960), farmer, later labourer, and his wife Rose Elizabeth, née Charlesworth. Marriage: 27 July 1947 at Thirroul, NSW, to Mary Winifred Crinnion. They had two children. Death: 11 October 1985, Wollongong, NSW. Religion: Catholic.

  • In 1948, encouraged the formation of a branch of the Food Preservers’ Union at Streets Ice-cream Works, Corrimal, near Wollongong; created closed shop.  
  • May 1950, took job at Open Hearth, Port Kembla steelworks and joined the FIA [Federated Ironworkers’ Association]. 1951 elected union organiser.  National councillor and National Trustee of FIA.
  • From 1952 secretary of Corrimal branch, Australian Labor Party.
  • Formerly played first grade cricket with Corrimal.

Sources
Labor News, Dec 1957

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