Albert ‘Buller’ Henry Lawson was born at Sydney on 1 October 1898, son of John Lawson and Minnie. In 1925 he married Mary Veronica McManus at Glebe. There was a daughter and a son of the marriage. He died at Narrabeen on 4 September 1985, aged 86 years. Mary Lawson died 24 May 1945, 41 years.
Occupation & interests
Bert Lawson worked as a labourer. He was also a clerk with Sydney City Council.
Many Glebe Labor aldermen were disciples of Lang. But in realty there was little difference of ideology between Official Labor and Lang Labor – both explicitly anti-Communist, socially conservative, strongly Catholic and with links to the union movement.
Local government service
Albert Lawson was elected at a by-election caused by the death of Stephen McCormack in May 1943, and as an Official (McKell) Labor candidate topped the poll in December 1944. As a senior party member prominent in the branch and on Council Bert Lawson was elected mayor in 1946.
Hogan, Michael 2004, Local labor: a history of the Labor Party in Glebe, 1891-2003, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW
Sydney Morning Herald 4 December 1944 p. 6
Sydney Morning Herald 5 September 1985