Richard Herbert Gorman


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Glebe 1945 1945
  • Glebe Council logo 1896 (City of Sydney Archives A-00333228)

Family background

Richard Herbert Gorman was born in 1880 at Brisbane Water, NSW, son of Richard Gorman and Sarah. Unmarried, he died at Cook Street Glebe on 8 September 1945, aged 65 years.

Occupation & interests

The occupation of Gorman is listed in the 1944 electoral roll as labourer.

Community activity

Gorman, like most Glebe Labor aldermen of the 1940s was Catholic, anti-Communist, socially conservative, were likely to belong to a moderate union, and happy to co-operate with Sussex Street.

Local government service

Richard Gorman was elected as an Official (McKell) Labor candidate in December 1944 municipal elections for a three years term. He died suddenly on 8 September 1945.


Hogan, Michael 2004,  Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW

Sydney Morning Herald, 10 September 1945, p. 12


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