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.
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