The Hon. Wallace Clyde FIFE (1929 - )**
- Date of Birth: 02/10/1929
- Place of Birth: Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||14 Dec 1957||15 Oct 1975||17yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)|
|Member for Wagga Wagga||14 Dec 1957||16 Feb 1959||1yr(s) 2mth(s) 3day(s)|
38th (1956 - 1959)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||21 Mar 1959||5 Feb 1962||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 16day(s)|
39th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||3 Mar 1962||31 Mar 1965||3yr(s) 29day(s)|
40th (1962 - 1965)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||1 May 1965||23 Jan 1969||3yr(s) 8mth(s) 23day(s)|
41st (1965 - 1968)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||24 Feb 1968||13 Jan 1971||2yr(s) 10mth(s) 21day(s)|
42nd (1968 - 1971)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||13 Feb 1971||19 Oct 1973||2yr(s) 8mth(s) 7day(s)|
43rd (1971 - 1973)
|Member for Wagga Wagga||17 Nov 1973||15 Oct 1975||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
44th (1973 - 1976)
|Assistant Minister for Education||13 May 1965||27 Jun 1967||2yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
|Minister for Mines||27 Jun 1967||5 Mar 1968||8mth(s) 8day(s)|
|Minister for Mines||5 Mar 1968||11 Feb 1969||11mth(s) 7day(s)|
|Minister for Mines||11 Feb 1969||11 Mar 1971||2yr(s) 1mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Minister for Mines and Minister for Conservation||11 Mar 1971||19 Jun 1972||1yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
|Minister for Mines, Minister for Power and Assistant Treasurer||19 Jun 1972||17 Jan 1973||6mth(s) 30day(s)|
|Minister for Mines, Minister for Power and Assistant Treasurer||17 Jan 1973||3 Dec 1973||10mth(s) 17day(s)|
|Minister for Mines, Minister for Power and Assistant Treasurer||3 Dec 1973||3 Jan 1975||1yr(s) 1mth(s) 1day(s)|
|Acting Minister for Transport||26 Jun 1974||24 Jul 1974||29day(s)|
|Minister for Transport and Minister for Highways||3 Jan 1975||10 Oct 1975||9mth(s) 8day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Joined the party in January 1948. Secretary of Wagga Wagga state electorate conference and Farrar Federal Conference, campaign director for D.E Fairbairn Member of the House of Representatives.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Businessman. Educated at Gurwood Street public school, Wagga Wagga and Canberra Grammar school; commenced work in the federal secretariat of the Liberal Party in 1948; joined the family business in Fifes Produce Pty Ltd, Wagga Wagga in 1949, director and resigned in 1975; delegate to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association conference in Kingston, Jamaica, in 1964; member of the sub normal Children's Welfare Association; member of Junior Chamber of Commerce. First Chairman of Calvary Hospital, Wagga Wagga. Director of NZI Insurance. Active in Anglican Church.
Honorary DLitt (Charles Sturt University)
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Farrer 1975 - 1984; and for Hume 1984 - 1993.
Son of William Clyde Fife, produce merchant and alderman, and Myrtle Elizabeth Wyatt. Married Marcia Hargreaves Stanley on 31 May 1952 in Melbourne, Victoria, and had issue, 2 daughters and 2 sons.
Present member of Former Members of New South Wales Parliament Association.
Papers in the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives in the collection of Joseph John Schipp: