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McDonald, Edward Allan (1874–1937)

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Councillor E. A. McDonald

GEELONG, Sunday. - The death occurred in a private hospital in Melbourne this morning of Councillor Edward Allan McDonald, aged 62 years, barrister and solicitor, member of the Geelong City Council, and a commissioner of the Geelong Harbour Trust. Councillor McDonald, who was bom at Chilwell, Geelong, after leaving school entered the employ of the late Mr. J. L. Price, barrister and solicitor. Later he entered the service of Mr. James Wighton as managing law clerk, and subsequently he was taken hito partnership by Mr. Wighton. In 1911 Cr. McDonald entered the city council as a member for the Barwon Word. He retired In 1920, but in 1920 he returned to municipal life, and in 1932 he was elected Mayor and filled the office for three years in succession. He was Mayor during the visit of the Duke of Gloucester to Australia but ill-health prevented him from taking an active part in the festivities associated with the Duke's visit. In 1930 Councillor McDonald was awarded the C.B.E. for his public service for Geelong. In October last ycor he was appointed a commissioner of the Geelong Harbour Trust.

Councillor McDonald is survived by a widow and three sons, Messrs., Allan, Stewart, and Gordon, and two daughters, Mrs. Lyall, of Melbourne, and Miss Alberta McDonald. Mr. G. McDonald is in Edinburgh taking a medical course. Another son, Mr. E. Colin McDonald, was murdered by a black while engaged in his work as district offcer at New Guinea. The funeral will leave Councillor McDonald's late home. Retreat road, Newtown, at 3 p.m. to-day for the Geelong New General Cometer.

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'McDonald, Edward Allan (1874–1937)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcdonald-edward-allan-18875/text30512, accessed 19 August 2019.

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