6th Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile

AUSTIN, DR. HENRY, M.A., B.L., Ph.D., Congress, (Kerala—Ernakulam—1977):  s. of Shri Francis Augustin; b. at Sakthikulangara, Quilon, October 24, 1920, ed. at (i) Carnel High School, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, (ii) st. Alosius College Mangalore, Karanataka, (iii) Maharaja College, Trivandrum, (iv) Maharaja's College of Law, Trivandrum, (v) American University, Washington D.C., U.S.A.; m. Smt. Grace Austin, September 4, 1941; 3 s. and 5 d.; Lawyer, Journalist, political find social worker and Trade Unionist; Member, All-India Congress Committee since 1959; General Secretary (i) Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, 1959—61, (ii) Indian National Congress, 1971—73; President, Bharat Sewak Samaj Ernakulam; Member, National Administrative Committee, Bharat Sevak Samaj; President and Secretary of several Trade Unions; former Member, Kerala University Senate; Member, Cochin University Senate; Member, Karala Legislative Assembly, 1965; Member, Fifth Lok Sabha, 1971-77; Chairman, (i) Select Committee on Sales Tax (Amendment) Bill, 1971, (ii) Privileges Commiitee and (iii) Joint Committee on Judges Enquiry (Rules) Committee; Member (i) External Affairs Consultative Committee, (ii) Panel of Chairmen of Fifth Lok Sabha and (iii) Executive Committee of Inter-Parliamentary Union (India Branch); presently Member, Rules Committee; led the Indian Delegation to 21st Conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Sri Lanka, 1974; Asian Regional Councillor of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1974—77; Member, Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, 1974—77; attended Commonwealth Parliamentary Association meetings in Sri Lanka, Isle of Man (U.K.), New Delhi, Mauritius, Score Leone (West Africa), St. Louis (West Indies) and Canada.

Favourite pastime and recreation:  Reading, gardening, swimming and horse-riding.

Special interests:  Reading and Research.

Publications:  (i) "India in Asia—1947—54", (ii) Bibliography of Literature in United States on Judicial Administration and Statute Law Reforms (A work prepared for the Indian Law Commission).

Sports and clubs:  Football, Hockey and Volleyball.

Travels abroad:  Travelled extensively in Europe, U.K., U.S.A., Canada, U.S.S.R., East European Countries, Japan, South and South East Asia, several African countries and a few countries in West Indies.

Permanent address:  "Kurisady" Old Railway Station Road, Ernakularn, Cochin-18, Kerala.