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Former Member Details

Sir Davis HUGHES (1910 - 2003)

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Date of Birth: 24/11/1910
Place of Birth: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Date of Death: 16/03/2003
Place of Death: Erina, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 11 Feb 1950 17 Jan 1973 22 years 11 months 7 days
Member for Armidale 11 Feb 1950 22 May 1950 3 months 12 days
Member for Armidale 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Armidale 03 Mar 1956 16 Feb 1959 2 years 11 months 14 days
Member for Armidale 21 Mar 1959 05 Feb 1962 2 years 10 months 16 days
Member for Armidale 03 Mar 1962 31 Mar 1965 3 years 29 days
Member for Armidale 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Armidale 24 Feb 1968 13 Jan 1971 2 years 10 months 21 days
Member for Armidale 13 Feb 1971 17 Jan 1973 1 year 11 months 5 days
Acting Minister for Decentralisation and Development 21 May 1971 29 Jun 1971 1 month 9 days
Acting Minister for Decentralisation and Development 06 May 1972 11 Jun 1972 1 month 6 days
Minister for Public Works 13 May 1965 17 Jan 1973 7 years 8 months 5 days
Political Party Activity
Country Party, leader from 1958 until 1959, central executive from 1954 until 1956.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher. Educated at Launceston High School and University of Newcastle. Schoolteacher in Tasmania from 1927 until 1935 and senior science master and headmaster at Armidale School 1947 until 1950. Agent General, London, England. Recreational interests include tennis and golf.
Military Service
Royal Australian Air Force from 1939 until 1945 as a squadron leader.
Honours Received
Knighted 1975
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Alderman at Armidale 1945 until 1950 and Mayor 1954 until 1956. Mayor from 1954 until 1956, New England County Council.
Personal
Son of Francis and Ruby Jones. Married Joan Johnson on 6 July 1940 and they had 1 son and 2 daughters.
Additional Information