Don McLeod (politician)

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Don McLeod
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wannon
In office
21 September 1940 – 10 December 1949
Preceded by Thomas Scholfield
Succeeded by Dan Mackinnon
In office
28 April 1951 – 4 November 1955
Preceded by Dan Mackinnon
Succeeded by Malcolm Fraser
Personal details
Born (1892-10-29)29 October 1892
Strathmerton, Victoria
Died 22 August 1963(1963-08-22) (aged 70)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Farmer

Donald "Don" McLeod (29 October 1892 – 22 August 1963) was an Australian politician. Born in Strathmerton, Victoria, he received a primary education and worked as a farmer before enlisting in the AIF in March 1916.[1] He served as a Gunner in the 36 Australian Heavy Artillery Group[2] until leaving the military in April 1919[3] to become a soldier settler at Gringegalgona. In 1940, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Wannon. He held the seat until his defeat by Liberal candidate Dan Mackinnon in 1949. He defeated Mackinnon in a rematch two years later. In 1954, he was nearly defeated by Liberal challenger and future Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser, holding onto his seat by only 17 votes. After a redistribution made his seat notionally Liberal, McLeod retired in 1955 and returned to farming. He died in 1963.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Archives of Australia". 
  2. ^ "Australian War Memorial". 
  3. ^ "National Archives of Australia". 
  4. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Scholfield
Member for Wannon
1940–1949
Succeeded by
Dan Mackinnon
Preceded by
Dan Mackinnon
Member for Wannon
1951–1955
Succeeded by
Malcolm Fraser