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John Gerald O'Brien

John Gerald O'Brien, New Zealand import-export company executive. Decorated Queen's Silver Jubilee medal, Comdrs. Cross Order Polonia Restituta (Poland), Silver Cross of Merit (Polish wartime government London), Bronze Herakleion medal, 25th Annual Battle Crete (Greece), Bronze medal Romanian Independence. member President Committee for World Peace, since 1983; member Parliament for Island Bay, 1969-1978, chairman fin; member since 1973.

Background

  • O'Brien, John Gerald was born on December 2, 1924 in Wellington, New Zealand. Son of John Thomas and Florence Ida (Neal) O'B.

  • Education

    • Educated at St. Patrick's College, Wellington. Chairman, director Enzart Import Ltd., Wellington, since 1960. Founder-trustee Norman Kirk Memorial Trust.

      National president New Zealand Council for World Peace, since 1980. Member President Committee for World Peace, since 1983. President New Zealand Romanian Cultural Association, since 1971, Free China Society New Zealand, 1981-1983, vice president, 1983-1985;senior vice president New Zealand Labour Party, 1974-1977.

      Member Parliament for Island Bay, 1969-1978, chairman finance committee, 1969-1976. General councillor Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1972-1973, member since 1973. Convenor Prime Minister's Economic Policy 'Think Tank', 1974.

      Chairman Parliamentary Local Bills committee, 1972-1975, Committee Inquiry into Surplus Government House Land, 1974. New Zealand delegate 18th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Malawi, 1972. Joint leader and chairman New Zealand Delaware Asia and Pacific Forum, Taipei, 1977.

      City councillor city of Wellington, 1965-1971. Chairman works committee various local government offices.Served with Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1943-1946.

    Career

    • Chairman, director Enzart Import Ltd. Chairman Parliamentary Local Bills committee, 1972-1975, Committee Inquiry into Surplus Government House Land, 1974. Delegate 18th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, Malawi, 1972.

      Delaware Asia and Pacific Forum, Taipei, 1977. Chairman works committee various local government offices.

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member President Committee for World Peace, since 1983. Member Parliament for Island Bay, 1969-1978, chairman fin. Member since 1973.

    Connections

    • Married Fausta Ekaterina Filipidis, August 17, 1956.
    • father: John Thomas O'B.
    • mother: Florence Ida (Neal) O'B.
    • spouse: Fausta Ekaterina Filipidis
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    Born December 2, 1924
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