O'Connor, Patrick Joseph

Born 26 May 1862 (Hawthorn, Victoria)
Died 12 June 1923. (Malmsbury, Victoria (Melbourne General Cemetery))
Parents: William, tailor, and Ellen Walsh, both b. Ireland
Marriage: 7 Apr 1891 Mary Ellen Woodlands; 3s. 5d.
Occupation: Estate agent
Religion: Catholic
Education: Christian Brothers

Career: Tailor; from 1901 partner Fennell and Co., auctioneers, estate agents and accountants; trustee Melbourne General Cemetery, Commissioner Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works. Richmond city councillor 1892-1901; mayor 1896-1897

Party: Labor
Party Note: Elected as Independent. Labor after Political Labor Council refused to accept his nomination by Fitzroy branch. John Wren's first parl. supporter.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAFitzroyJune 1901(b/e)September 1902Defeated

Other seats contested: Yarra (fed.) 1901, Melbourne East (Legislative Council) 1904, 1907
Publications: Published articles on astronomy
References: Tocsin 25 Apr, 23 May, 13 June 1901; Argus 15 June 1923; Richmond Guardian 16 June 1923; Smith, J. (ed.), 'Cyclopedia of Victoria', 3 vols, Melbourne, 1903-05, 1
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: June 2014 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.