Donald Milner Cameron

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Donald Cameron
AM
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Griffith
In office
26 November 1966 – 10 December 1977
Preceded by Wilfred Coutts
Succeeded by Ben Humphreys
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Fadden
In office
10 December 1977 – 5 March 1983
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by David Beddall
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moreton
In office
5 November 1983 – 24 March 1990
Preceded by James Killen
Succeeded by Garrie Gibson
Personal details
Born (1940-02-06) 6 February 1940 (age 74)
Brisbane, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Corporate executive

Donald Milner Cameron, AM (born 6 February 1940), is an Australian politician. He was born in Brisbane, and educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School[1] and the University of Queensland.

He became a junior corporate executive and then industrial officer for the Australian Association of Employers of Waterside Labour. This led him naturally into the Liberal Party of Australia, and in 1966, aged 26, he won the marginal seat of Griffith in inner Brisbane, and held it against determined challenges from the Australian Labor Party until 1977, when he shifted to the safer seat of Fadden.[2]

In the big swing to Labor at the 1983 election Cameron was defeated, but he was re-elected shortly after at a by-election for the seat of Moreton, which he held until 1990, when he was again defeated.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  2. ^ Biography for CAMERON, Donald Milner
  3. ^ Moreton - 2010 Federal Election
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Wilfred Coutts
Member for Griffith
1966–1977
Succeeded by
Ben Humphreys
New division Member for Fadden
1977–1983
Succeeded by
David Beddall
Preceded by
James Killen
Member for Moreton
1983–1990
Succeeded by
Garrie Gibson