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Allan McDougall (1857–1924)

Senator Allan McDougall died in Molong private hospital at five minutes to 8 o'clock last night. He was admitted to hospital early yesterday morning.

He had been in failing health for some time, and returned to Sydney from Melbourne on Saturday. Becoming unconscious on admission to hospital, he died of diabetic coma.

Senator McDougall was born at Pyrmont 68 years ago, and served his apprenticeship as a boilermaker with the old Australian Steam Navigation Co. Subsequently, he worked at his trade for many years at Mort's Dock, along with the late Mr. John Storey and others who have been prominent in the Labour movement. He was elected secretary of the Eight Hour committee, and acted in that capacity for several years. He was also at different times president and secretary of the Boilermakers' Union.

Senator McDougall was first elected to the Senate for New South Wales at the general elections in 1910, and again in 1914. He was temporary Chairman of Committees in 1913, and the same year was Chairman of the Select Committee on Fitzroy Dock. In 1915 he was a member of the Select Committee on Mount Balfour (Tasmania) Post Office, and was a member of the Joint Committee of Public Accounts from September, 1917, to October, 1919. Defeated at the general election in 1919, he was again elected to the Senate for New South Wales at the general election in 1922, taking the place of Senator Garling, who had been elected by the Parliament of New South Wales in December, 1921. Senator McDougall was a member of the Select Committee on the case of Warrant-Officer Alien in 1923. He was also a member of the Royal Commission on National Insurance last year, when he was temporary Chairman of Committees.

Senator McDougall took a keen interest in sport, and was patron of the New South Wales League of Wheelmen. He held a similar position in the Glebe District League Football Club.

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'McDougall, Allan (1857–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcdougall-allan-33207/text41428, accessed 25 June 2024.

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2 August, 1857
Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Death

14 October, 1924 (aged 67)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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