Alan Sherlock

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Alan Frederick Sherlock (born 7 June 1938) is a former Australian politician.

A former Scout Commissioner, Sherlock was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland in 1986 as the Liberal member for Ashgrove.[1] He was defeated in 1989; he subsequently contested the federal seat of Petrie unsuccessfully in 1993.

Occupation(2) Pharmacist and company director

Education(2) Berserker state and Rockhampton high schools Queensland College of Pharmacy (graduated 1958) PhC, MPS

Career(2) Additional pharmacies established at Everton Park and Central Station concourse Owned pharmacy business at The Gap, 1963 Pharmacy manager, 1959 to 1963

Party and Political Activities(2) Liberal Party (LIB)

Party Positions(2) Member, The Gap West Branch, 1972 to 1983 Member, The Gap West Branch, 1986 Member, Ministerial Advisory Committee on Youth Affairs, 1981 Secretary, Parliamentary Liberal Party

Interests(2) include the Anglican Church, sailing, boating, tennis, cricket, golf and reading. Chief Commissioner, Scout Association of Australia (Queensland Branch), 1981 to 1986. Chairman, Queensland International Youth Year, 1985. Councillor, Pharmaceutical Society of Queensland, 1962 to 1965. Active in the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, Queensland Branch, since 1979. Patron, Red Cross (The Gap branch). Deputy Chairman, Queensland Year of Parents, 1986. Mr Sherlock was appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in Jan 1984(2).

In January 2014, Mr Sherlock was awarded the Medal Of The Order Of Australia (OAM) in The General Division for service to the Scouting movement, and to the community. (3)


  1. ^ Michael McKenna & Andrew Fraser (23 March 2011). "Brisbane Lord Mayor is no shoo-in as he fights a popular minister". The Australia (News Limited). Retrieved 9 October 2011.