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Albert Arthur Langker (1890–1952)

The death occurred in Canberra yesterday of Mr. Arthur Victor Langker, who until his retirement in 1948 from ill-health, was Commissioner of the Commonwealth Public Service Board. He was 61.

From 1951 until 1947 the late Mr. Langker was general secretary of the Commonwealth Public Service Clerical Association.

Heads of departments of the Public Service Board and many prominent citizens attended a memorial service in St. John's Church of England yesterday.

Mr. Langker first joined the Public Service in the Customs department. He had graduated from Sydney University in law, art and economics.

Archdcacon Davies told the gathering that the outstanding features of the late Mr Langker's life were his imperative sense of duty and justice in all his public dealings, and his kindness and consideration for others in his private life.

He was truly a far-seeing man, and the Commonwealth of Australia as well as the Commonwealth Public Service owed him a great deal.

Archdeacon Davies said his worth was recognised when in 1947 he was elevated to the office of Commissioner of the Public Service Board.

Mr. Langker is survived by a widow, a resident of Canberra.

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  • profile, Smith's Weekly (Sydney), 22 September 1928, p 13

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28 September, 1890
Moruya, New South Wales, Australia


18 March, 1952 (aged 61)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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