David Lloyd Jones was born in 1931, the son of prominent retailer Sir Charles Lloyd Jones (1878-1958) and his third wife Hannah Benyon Jones. He died on 23 June 1961, aged 30, survived by his wife Rosemary and children. He was buried in the family vault in the Independent section of Rookwood Cemetery.
Occupation & interests
David Lloyd Jones grew up at Rosemount, Woollahra, where his father entertained politicians and visiting overseas dignitaries. His great-grandfather was David Jones (1793-1873), who was elected to the first Sydney Council in 1842. He joined the family business becoming Chairman of Directors and Joint Managing Director of David Jones Ltd at the age of 29. Like his father, he was a patron of artistic and cultural organisations in Sydney.
Local government service
David Lloyd Jones was only 25 years old when he was elected Alderman for City Ward on 1 December 1956. He served until 4 December 1959 when he resigned because of business commitments. He was a member of the Finance Committee and the City Planning and Improvements Committee from 1957 to 1959.
G. P. Walsh, ‘Jones, David (1793–1873)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/jones-david-2279/text2929, accessed 7 January 2013.
City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; SRC: Gary Deirmendjian: ‘Sydney Sandstone’ Collection: 21063