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Thomas Francis Mead, Australian Journalist, author ( art: literature)journalist, author. Member New South Wales Parliament, seat of Hurstville, 1965-1976; member New South Wales State Executive Liberal Party of Australia, 1978-1983; Member Australian Suburban Newspapers Association (national president 1978-1979), Australian National Committee C Commonwealth Press Union, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Sydney Journalists.

Background

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

Education

Leaving certified Marcellin College, 1935. Sub-editor Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 1947-1949. Chief editorial staff Daily Telegraph, Sydney, 1955-1960.

Managing editor Suburban Publs., Sydney, 1960-1965, editorial director, 1978-1982. Chairman directors The Manly Daily, Sydney, 1974-1982. Managing director Newspaper & Media Services, Sydney, since 1982.

Editorial consultant Eastern Suburbs Newspapers, Sydney, 1983-1988.

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

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

child:
Elizabeth Vaila Mead

child:
Richard Thomas Mead

child:
Warwick Robert Mead

child:
David Mead