The Hon. Alan Robert Lindsay GORDON (1917 - 2011)**
- Date of Birth: 19/01/1917
- Place of Birth: Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 16/06/2011
- Place of Death: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Feb 1970||5 Mar 1984||14yr(s) 21day(s)|
|Member for Murrumbidgee||14 Feb 1970||13 Jan 1971||11mth(s)|
14th (1889 - 1891)
|Member for Murrumbidgee||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Murrumbidgee||17 Nov 1973||2 Apr 1976||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 17day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Member for Murrumbidgee||1 May 1976||12 Sep 1978||2yr(s) 4mth(s) 12day(s)|
45th (1976 - 1978)
|Member for Murrumbidgee||7 Oct 1978||28 Aug 1981||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 22day(s)|
46th (1978 - 1981)
|Member for Murrumbidgee||19 Sep 1981||5 Mar 1984||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 16day(s)|
47th (1981 - 1984)
|Minister for Conservation and Minister for Water Resources||14 May 1976||19 Oct 1978||2yr(s) 5mth(s) 6day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Health||1 May 1977||28 May 1977||28day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Local Government||14 Jun 1978||26 Jun 1978||13day(s)|
|Minister for Conservation and Minister for Water Resources||19 Oct 1978||29 Feb 1980||1yr(s) 4mth(s) 11day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Corrective Services||14 May 1979||10 Jun 1979||28day(s)|
|Minister for Lands, Minister for Forests and Minister for Water Resources||29 Feb 1980||2 Oct 1981||1yr(s) 7mth(s) 4day(s)|
|Minister for Local Government and Minister for Lands||2 Oct 1981||1 Feb 1983||1yr(s) 4mth(s)|
|Minister for Local Government and Minister for Lands||1 Feb 1983||10 Feb 1984||1yr(s) 10day(s)|
|Minister for Lands and Minister for Ports||10 Feb 1984||5 Apr 1984||1mth(s) 27day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined in 1962.
Secretary of Leeton District Tennis Club, President of Leeton Golf Club, President of Leeton Trotting Club. Prominent in construction of new paceway (half mile track) which was later named the 'Lin Gordon Paceway'.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Pharmacist. Educated at St Josephs Primary School Cessnock, and Cessnock High Schools. On leaving school was apprenticed to a local pharmacy and later attended the University of Sydney. B.PhC MPS (1945). Owner of a Pharmacy business. Owned and managed a small trotting stud near Leeton where champion pacer 'Pure Steel' was bred. Murrumbidgee irrigation water and associated works; rural roads; special problems of isolated communities, especially for children and sick people; rural industry; horticulture; ethnic affairs. Recreational interests include tennis and golf.
Member of Sydney University Rifles 1937
Granted the title "The Honourable" in 1990.
Local Government Activity
Councillor of Leeton Shire from 1966 until 1970. President from 1969 until 1970. President of Leeton Chamber of Commerce.
Son of David Irvine Gordon, baker, and his wife Mary Mildred Cleary. Married Valerie Merle Webber on 6 November 1943 at Newcastle and had issue, 1 son and 4 daughters. Roman Catholic.
Member of Former members of New South Wales Parliament.
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