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Thomas Francis Mead

Thomas Francis Mead, Australian journalist, author. Recipient Order of Australia medal, Australian Government, 1994.

Background

  • Mead, Thomas Francis was born on May 4, 1918 in Sydney. Son of Robert George and Lillian Margaret (Ryan) Mead.

  • Education

    • Degree, Marcellin College, 1935.

    Career

    • Sub-editor Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 1947—1949. Chief editorial staff Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 1955—1960. Managing editor Suburban Publications, 1960—1965, editorial director, 1978—1982.

      Chairman, directors Manly Daily, 1974—1982. Managing director Newspaper & Media Services, from 1982. Editorial consultant Eastern Suburbs Newspapers, Sydney, 1983—1988.

    Works

    Religion

    Denomination: Roman Catholic

    Membership

    Member New South Wales Parliament Seat of Hurstville, 1965—1976, New South Wales State Executive Liberal Party of Australia, 1978—1983. Government representative City of Sydney Eisteddfod, 1966—1976. Board governors New South Wales State Conservatorium Music, Sydney, 1966—1978.

    Member of Sydney Journalists, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Australian National Committee Commonwealth Press Union, Australian Suburban Newspapers Association (national president 1978-1979).

    Connections

    • Married Vaila Margaret Pender, April 5, 1947. Children: Elizabeth Vaila, Richard Thomas, Warwick Robert, David.
    • father: Robert George Mead
    • mother: Lillian Margaret (Ryan) Mead
    • spouse: Vaila Margaret Pender
    • children: Elizabeth Vaila Mead
    • Richard Thomas Mead
    • Warwick Robert Mead
    • David Mead
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    Born March 4, 1918
    Died January 22, 2004
    (aged 85)
    Nationality
    • 1935
      Marcellin College
    • 1947 - 1949
      Sub-editor Courier-Mail
      Brisbane, California, United States
    • 1955 - 1960
      chief editorial staff Daily Telegraph
      Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    • 1974 - 1982
      chairman, s Manly Daily
    • 1974 - 1982
      director, s Manly Daily

    Award