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'Heart, soul' of NSW Labor dead at 87

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August 09, 2017

NSW Labor party stalwart Johno Johnson, who served in the state's upper house, has died aged 87.

Johno Johnson, former president of the New South Wales Legislative Council, has died in Sydney at the age of 87.

Mr Johnson, a long-time stalwart of the ALP, served in the state's upper house from 1978-1991, and won respected from all sides of politics.

Born in Murwillumbah, in 1930, the trade union official entered parliament in 1976. He was also known as a staunch Catholic and was made a papal knight of the Order of St Gregory the Great in 2006.

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