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Anderson, Charles Wilson (1918–2009)

This entry is from People Australia

Charles Wilson Anderson: Born 16 February 1918, Burwood, NSW.  Son of Mervyn Wilson, labourer, & Alicia Mabel nee McDonald. Married Vera Josephine Delaney, 2 August 1941. 3 sons 3 daughters Died ? Roman Catholic.

Plumber and union official. Educated at Granville Technical College; trained as plumber and drainer; worked as journeyman plumber, 1935-43. Assistant Secretary, Plumbers and Gasfitters Union, 1943-49. President, NSW Trades and Labor Council, 1947-49. Assistant Secretary, NSW ALP, 1949-51; Organising Secretary, 1951-52; Acting General Secretary, December 1952, General Secretary, March 1953. Resigned ALP secretaryship, 1954. Member, ALP Central Executive, 1946-50; Vice-President,1947-50; Campaign director, 1952; delegate Federal Executive and Federal Conference, 1953-54. NSW MLC, October 1951-February 1953, opposing abolition of Council. Executive member, ACTU 1947-49; Commissioner, Maritime Services Board 1948-49; Member, Australian Broadcasting Commission, 1949-52.

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Original Publication

  • Biographical Register of the Australian Labour Movement 1788-1975, 2012

Citation details

'Anderson, Charles Wilson (1918–2009)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://labouraustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/anderson-charles-wilson-25503/text33846, accessed 28 May 2017.

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