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Former Member Details

Mr Alexander Ewan ARMSTRONG (1916 - 1985)

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Date of Birth: 15/06/1916
Place of Birth: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Date of Death: 27/04/1985
Place of Death: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Council 23 Apr 1952 25 Feb 1969 16 years 10 months 3 days A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. A Member of the indirectly elected Council 1934 - 1978. Dates of Election 29 November 1951 and 21 November 1963. Expelled from Parliament.
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. Active in the Eden - Monaro electorate 1946 - 1952. Country Party (joined 1956).
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Grazier and company director. Educated at Scots College in Sydney. Worked on family property at Mahonga in Albury then to Winderadeen and Collector. Managed both properties until c.1954; returned to Sydney and supervised the management of Winderadeen until sold in 1970; chairman of Mahonga Pty Limited, Winderadeen Pty Limited, Australian Factors Limited, George Armstrong and Son Pty Limited, Palgrave Corporation Limited, Landmark Corporation. Member of the Nuclear Research Foundation, University of Sydney and Water Research Foundation, University of New South Wales; Union and Australia Clubs.
Military Service
Honours Received
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Local Government Activity
Son of George Armstrong, doctor, and Florence Edith Ewan. Married (1) Marjorie Alma Goodhew on 10 February 1945 and they had 2 daughters; divorced. Married (2) Margaret Rose Cleary in July 1963.
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