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Former Member Details

Major Jack Mitchell CRAWFORD (1916 - 1982)

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Date of Birth: 01/03/1916
Place of Birth: Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 18/08/1982
Place of Death: Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 25 Feb 1970 22 Apr 1970 1 month 29 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Date of Election 25 February 1970. Casual vacancy – elected for balance of term of service of Major the Hon. H.P FitzSimons, deceased.
Political Party Activity
Country Party. President of Dubbo branch and of Dubbo electoral council; councillor from 1959 until 1977, member of central executive from 1959 until 1971, New South Wales vice chairman from 1962 until 1963, life member in 1969.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Farmer and grazier. Stock worker at Trangie. Returned to Trangie, moved to mixed farm near Dubbo in 1947; member of Dubbo Pastures Protection Board from 1964 until 1970; member of Legacy. Recreational interests include bowls and skiing.
Military Service
Served in 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (AIF) from 1939 until 1945, 2/1st 2/2nd and 2/4th Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, Naval Bombardment Group, Headquarters 3rd Australian Division., wounded in Bardia, Captain., 6th Motor Regiment from 1948 until 1949, T/Major;
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of Alexander Crawford, overseer, and Ethel Mallam. Married Joan Brooks in 1941 and had issue, 3 daughters. Presbyterian.
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