|Member of the Australian Parliament
for Australian Capital Territory
28 April 1951 – 1 April 1970
|Preceded by||Lewis Nott|
|Succeeded by||Kep Enderby|
8 February 1908|
|Died||1 April 1970(aged 62)|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Helen Whitten Rowland|
Fraser was born in Derby, Tasmania and educated at Launceston High School. He worked as a chainman and axeman and as a teacher in Victorian state schools from 1927 to 1935. He then worked as a journalist until he enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1942 and served in New Guinea until 1945. From 1946 to 1948 he worked as a journalist in the Department of Information in Canberra and then as press secretary and private secretary to Senator Nick McKenna until 1951.
Fraser became a member of the Australian Capital Territory Advisory Council in 1949 and defeated Lewis Nott for the House of Representatives seat of the Australian Capital Territory in the 1951 election. He did not have full voting rights until 1966; until then he could only vote on matters relating to the territory. He put in time and energy looking after the interests of his constituents. In 1959, he married Helen Whitten Rowland. He died of cancer in 1970, survived by his only son Andrew; his wife died in March 2012.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Australian Capital Territory