John Ignatius Armstrong
John Ignatius Armstrong (1908 - 1977), by unknown photographer, c1949, courtesy of National Library of Australia. nla.pic-an22455695. .Image Details
ARMSTRONG, JOHN IGNATIUS (1908-1977), politician, was born on 10 July 1908 at Ultimo, Sydney, the seventh son of a seventh son, to William Armstrong, hotelkeeper, and his wife Ellen, née Hannan, both from Ireland. Educated at St Bede's School, Pyrmont, and Marist Brothers' High School, Darlinghurst, John was lightweight boxing champion of the metropolitan Catholic colleges. He lived and worked in the family hotel (the Butcher's Arms, later the Dunkirk) and joined the labour movement. Teamed with J. A. Beasley, in the early 1930s he won a Labor Daily debating competition. Elizabeth Healey, a local Labor matriarch, urged Armstrong to stand for the Sydney Municipal Council. In 1934 he was elected an alderman for Phillip Ward, which he was to represent until 1948.
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