Derek Freeman (politician)
Freeman was born in Sydney. He attended Bellevue Hill Public School and Sydney Boys' High School in 1936-41 before studying dentistry at the University of Sydney, Toronto University and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Ontario. He served in the RAAF from 1945 to 1946. On 23 August 1950 he married Phyllis, with whom he had four daughters. He ran a private dental practice, but was a fellow of the International College of Dentists and the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and a president of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Dental Association. In 1960 he joined the Liberal Party, and was Eastern Metropolitan Regional President in 1972.
In 1973, Freeman was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council as a Liberal member. He served until his defeat at the 1981 state election, but was re-appointed later that year to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Fergus Darling. He left politics in 1984.
- Parliament of New South Wales (2008). "Dr Derek David Freeman". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 July 2010.