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Former Member Details

Mr Albert Jaime GRASSBY (1926 - 2005)

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Date of Birth: 11/07/1926
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date of Death: 23/04/2005
Place of Death: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 01 May 1965 18 Sep 1969 4 years 4 months 19 days
Member for Murrumbidgee 01 May 1965 23 Jan 1968 2 years 8 months 24 days
Member for Murrumbidgee 24 Feb 1968 18 Sep 1969 1 year 6 months 26 days
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Joined the party in 1951.
Community Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Journalist. Educated in schools in Australia and the United Kingdom; college of South West England; trained in journalism; served with the British Infantry and Intelligence Corps from 1945 until 1946; employed at the New South Wales Department of Agriculture. Became an information officer at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Irrigation Research Laboratory, transferred to Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area Agricultural Extension service, extension studies at University of California and in service training at Department of Agriculture in the United States of America; in Italy sponsored by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation in 1956; overseas missions in 1959, 1962; Commissioner for Community Relations in 1975; director of Griffith Base Hospital; president of Griffith Old People's Welfare Council and Griffith Good Neighbour Council
Military Service
Honours Received
Knight Commander of Order of Solidarity of Republic of Italy in 1971; Knight of Military Order of the Collar of St Agatha of Paterno, Malta in 1969, Grand Cross of Merit in 1974; author in 1963.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Riverina 1969 until 1974.
Local Government Activity
Son of Albert Edgar Grassby, engineer and English migrant, and Margaret Folley. Married Ellnor Louez on 3 February 1961 and had issue, 1 daughter. Roman Catholic. Died at National Capital Private Hospital, Canberra.
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