The Hon. Thomas Lancelot LEWIS (1922 - )**
- Date of Birth: 23/01/1922
- Place of Birth: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||26 Oct 1957||7 Sep 1978||20yr(s) 10mth(s) 13day(s)|
|Member for Wollondilly||26 Oct 1957||16 Feb 1959||1yr(s) 3mth(s) 22day(s)|
38th (1956 - 1959)
|Member for Wollondilly||21 Mar 1959||5 Feb 1962||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)|
39th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Wollondilly||3 Mar 1962||31 Mar 1965||3yr(s) 29day(s)|
40th (1962 - 1965)
|Member for Wollondilly||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1968||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Member for Wollondilly||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Wollondilly||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Wollondilly||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Wollondilly||1 May 1976||7 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 7day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Mines||13 May 1965||27 Jun 1967||2yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
|Minister for Lands ||27 Jun 1967||5 Mar 1968||8mth(s) 8day(s)|
|Minister for Lands ||5 Mar 1968||11 Feb 1969||11mth(s) 7day(s)|
|Minister for Lands ||11 Feb 1969||11 Mar 1971||2yr(s) 1mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Minister for Lands ||11 Mar 1971||19 Jun 1972||1yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Tourism ||19 Jun 1972||17 Jan 1973||6mth(s) 30day(s)|
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Tourism ||17 Jan 1973||3 Dec 1973||10mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Transport||10 May 1973||13 Jul 1973||2mth(s) 4day(s)|
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Tourism||3 Dec 1973||3 Jan 1975||1yr(s) 1mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Premier ||3 Jan 1975||23 Jan 1976||1yr(s) 21day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Lands and Minister for Forests||4 Jan 1975||30 Jan 1975||27day(s)|
|Minister for Local Government||23 Jan 1976||14 May 1976||3mth(s) 22day(s)|
|Treasurer||3 Jan 1975||23 Jan 1976||1yr(s) 21day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Party Leader 3 January 1975 - 23 January 1976. Vice-president of Castlereagh branch, member of Moss Vale branch.
Executive member of the Australia Primary Producers' Union, president of Penrith branch; member of New South Wales Graziers' Association and Friesian Cattle Club; president of Australia Broiler Growers' Association; president Berrima Village Trust; Chairman of Morton National Park Trust; councillor Royal Agricultural Society; member Royal Flying Doctor Service Council; trustee Sydney Cricket Ground (1977); Union Club.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Soldier and farmer. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide 1931 - 1940; Farmer, managing property of uncle, Essington Lewis; broiler farmer Castlereagh until elected, bought 'Redbraes', Moss Vale. Attached to the Australian Embassy, Washington DC 1946 - 1951. Member of New South Wales Graziers' Association and Friesian Cattle Club; president of Australian Broiler Growers' Association; president of Berrima Village Trust; chairman of Morton National Park Trust; councillor of Royal Agricultural Society; member of Royal Flying Doctor Service Council; trustee of Sydney Cricket Ground in 1977; Union Club.
Australian Infantry Forces 1940 -1946. Served 2nd Australian Imperial Forces 1st Armoured Division and 2/3rd Commando Sydney, Celebes, Java, Borneo. Lieutenant.
Awarded Order of Australia (AO)
Son of Lancelot Ashley Lewis, managing director Goldsbrough Mort and Co. Ltd, and Grace Margaret Laidlaw. Married (1) Stephanie Spector on 3 February 1945 (who had 2 sons from a previous marriage). Deceased 1992. Married (2) Yutta Anton in July 1971 and had issue, l stepson and l stepdaughter. Church of England.
Grandson of John Lewis Member of Legislative Council South Australia 1898 until 1923; brother of Alexander Ashley Lewis Member of Legislative Council West Australia 1974; nephew by marriage of Alexander John Melrose Member of the House of Representatives, South Australia 1933-1941, and Member of Legislative Council 1941until 1959.
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Thomas Lewis - papers, 1834 - 2000 (MLMSS 6996); photographs in the PICMAN Database. Lewis Family papers in the Mortlock Library, South Australia.
Member of Former Members Association of New South Wales Parliament.