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Former Member Details

Sir (Herbert) Ronald Robinson GRIEVE, M.B.,Ch.M (1896 - 1982)

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Date of Birth: 06/06/1896
Place of Birth: Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 01/07/1982
Place of Death: Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 08 Sep 1932 22 Apr 1934 1 year 7 months 15 days Life Appointment under the Constitution Act. Date of Writ of Summons 7 September 1932.
Political Party Activity
Nationalist Party. Councillor and president of the electoral conference; active in formation of the United Australia Party (UAP), councillor from 1932 until 1942.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Medical Practitioner. Educated at Sydney Grammar and the University of Sydney., MB, ChM in 1920; travelled abroad from 1922 until 1923, established a practice in Earlwood and Dulwich Hill; member of the executive of Sydney University Union from 1918 until 1919; member of the Medical Board from 1941 until 1963; member of New South Wales Council of the British Medical Association from 1937 until 1956, president from 1947 until 1948, member of federal council from 1947 until 1956; president of Medical Benefits Fund of Australia (now MBF Australia Ltd) from 1946 until 1975, president of International Federation of Health Service Funds from 1968 until 1970.
Military Service
Honours Received
Knighted in 1958
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Gideon James Grieve, Lieutenant of the Black Watch and of New South Wales military staff, and Julia Australia Robinson. Married (1) Helen Graham Mackenzie in 1924 and they had 1 son and 2 daughters. Married (2) Florence Ross Timpson, in Cheadle Heath, Cheshire. Married (3) Margaret Du Ve in February 1972.
Additional Information
The portrait of Sir Ronald Grieve has been reproduced with permission of MBF Australia Ltd, by whom the portrait was commissioned.