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Robert Reginald Downing (1904 - )


Biographical Note

Robert Reginald Downing (1904- ), was educated at Tumut convent school, St. Patrick's College, Goulburn and the University of Sydney where he graduated Bachelor of Laws (1938). Before studying law Downing worked as a labourer and was an organiser and state president of the Australian Textile Workers' Union. In 1943 he was admitted to the NSW Bar and appointed a Queens Council in 1972.

Downing was a member of the NSW Legislative Council (1940-1972). He was appointed Attorney General (1956-1965), Minister of Justice (1941-1960), vice-president of the Executive Council (1941-1965) and Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council (1965-1972).




 Robert Reginald Downing - papers, ca.1941-1965


Downing, Robert Reginald, 1904 -

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MLMSS 2310

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Australian Labor Party


Member of Legislative Council 1940-1972
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