Ronald Alexander Maxwell

Trade Unionist

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1953 1956

Family background

Ronald Alexander Maxwell was born in Balmain North, New South Wales, in 1908, son of Percival G and Eveline M Maxwell. His wife’s name was Pat and he had two daughters Carolyn and Joanne. Ronald Maxwell died on 27 October 1982. His funeral took place at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium.

Occupation & interests

Ron Maxwell was a wharf labourer who became an active executive member of the Wharf Labourers’ Union. He was a member of the North Bondi RSL.

Local government service

Ron Maxwell was Alderman for City Ward, 5 December 1953 to 30 November 1956. He was a member of the Works Committee and the Health and Recreations Committee, 1954-56. Together with Thomas Wright, he was one of the first two Communists elected to the Council.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files


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