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Joseph Anthony (Joe) Bodkin (1902–1950)

Mr J. A. [Joseph Anthony] Bodkin, MLC, died last Saturday in Prince Henry Hospital, Sydney.

Mr Bodkin, who was 47, left a widow and six daughters.

Mr Bodkin was a Labor member of the Legislative Council, an alderman of Sydney City Council, and a member of Sydney County Council.

He was also a member of the State ALP executive.

Mr Bodkin's death reduces Labor's majority in the Legislative Council to three, and will cause another by-election.

Last March Labor gained a majority in the Legislative Council for the first time since 1934.

On Tuesday the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly jointly elected a member to fill the Council vacancy caused by the resignation of a Labor member, Mr Eli Harrison, to allow him to enter Federal politics.

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'Bodkin, Joseph Anthony (Joe) (1902–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/bodkin-joseph-anthony-joe-33179/text41395, accessed 7 December 2023.

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