John Power

Rural Worker, Pastrycook, Drayman, Taxi Driver, Tobacconist

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Paddington 1914 1922
Mayor Paddington 1918 1918

Parliamentary service

John Power was a Member of the NSW Legislative Council in 1921-24. He was also a Senator in the Federal Parliament in 1924-25.

Local government service

John Power was an alderman on Paddington Council from 1914-22. He was Paddington Mayor in 1918. Power was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly on 30 August 1921, and failed to attend council meetings through 1922. Paddington Council was permitted to leave the vacancy unfilled until the December 1922 elections.


The information about this alderman was compiled in collaboration with Woollahra Library and Information Service.

Parliament of New South Wales, Former Members, Mr John Maurice Power

‘Paddington Council’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July 1922, p. 14,

‘Senator John Power’, The Daily Telegraph, 14 January 1925, p. 1,

‘Jack Power Dead’, The Australian Worker, 14 January 1925, p. 18,

‘Late Senator Power’, The Labor Daily, 30 October 1928, p. 6,


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