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Maloney, James Joseph (Jim) (1901–1982)

James Joseph Maloney (1901-1982) trade union official and Member of NSW Legislative Council

Birth: 28 July 1901, Goulburn, New South Wales. Son of James Maloney, baker, and Mary Ann nee Pickels. Married: Emily Dent, 1924. They had one son and three daughters. Death: 28 January 1982, Kogarah, Sydney. Catholic.

  • Educated at South Goulburn public school;
  • Messenger boy; Apprenticed to Baxter & Co. boot factory, Goulburn;
  • Moved to Sydney; Employed in several boot factories and in own business;
  • Unemployed during Depression; Joined Australian Boot Trade Employees’ Federation, 1915; Office-holder, 1922; NSW branch Secretary. 1932-43; Federal president 1936-40? or 1940-1943; Federal secretary 1940-43? or 1943?;
  • Introduced Mortality Fund Benefit scheme adopted by NSW branch and later by the Federation; Court Officer of union;
  • Delegate to Trades and Labor Council 1927-43; Executive member, 1930-43; President 1940-43;
  • Committee member, ACTU;
  • Editor, Unity, 1937-43;
  • Associated with Boot and Shoe Trades School Advisory Committee of Sydney Technical College, for 11 years;
  • Member, Legislative Council NSW, 1946-72;
  • Member 2KY wireless committee 1936-43;
  • Australian Ambassador to USSR, 1943. 

Radi, Spearritt & Hinton; Lyb, 1934-5 p.233; Unity, 15 Dec. 1943 p.2-3

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