Kenneth George Booth
BOOTH, KENNETH GEORGE (1926-1988), schoolteacher, sportsman and politician, was born on 23 February 1926 at Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, second child of George Booth, member of parliament, and his wife Annie Elizabeth, née Payne, both born in England. He was educated at Kurri Kurri Public School and Maitland Boys’ High School. From 1944 to 1946 he attended Armidale and Sydney Teachers’ colleges (Dip.Phys.Ed., 1946). After teaching at Cessnock High School (1947-49), he was seconded to work in physical education and national fitness at the newly created Murrumbidgee area office at Wagga Wagga. In 1951 he lectured at Sydney Teachers’ College. He returned to the Hunter as student welfare officer (1952-60) at Newcastle Technical and Newcastle University colleges. On 23 January 1954 he married Irene Margaret Marshall (d.1979), a teacher, at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, with Anglican rites.
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