Jim Eggins

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Jim Eggins
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lyne
In office
10 December 1949 – 28 January 1952
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Philip Lucock
Personal details
Born 1898
Grafton, New South Wales
Died 28 January 1952 (aged 53–54)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Occupation Farmer

Eldred James "Jim" Eggins (1898 – 28 January 1952) was an Australian politician and a member of the Country Party of Australia.

Jim Eggins was born at Grafton, New South Wales and educated in state schools. He served in the military in 1918 and later grew bananas in the Brunswick River region, and was a seed merchant in Lismore. He also served on Lismore City Council.

Eggins served as the Chairman of the New South Wales Fodder and Conservation Board. He was also Chairman of the New South Wales Country Party from 1945 till 1949.

He served in the New South Wales Legislative Council and was elected as the member for the Division of Lyne in the Australian House of Representatives in 1949. He died in office, prompting the 1952 Lyne by-election. His successor in the seat of Lyne was Philip Lucock.

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Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Lyne
1949–1952
Succeeded by
Philip Lucock