Don Beck (politician)

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Donald Frederick Charles "Don" Beck (born 21 March 1936) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1984 until 1999. He was a member of The Nationals.

Beck was born in Toowoomba. He worked as a refrigeration and electrical contractor in rural Queensland until settling in the Tweed River area in the early 1960s. He served two terms on the Tweed Shire Council prior to winning National Party pre-selection for the seat of Byron before the general election of 1984. He subsequently won the seat replacing the previous member, Jack Boyd. The seat was abolished prior to the 1988 election and Beck was then elected the member for Murwillumbah. He held this seat until it was abolished in 1999. Beck then contested Tweed, which was basically a reconfigured version of his old seat. However, he was defeated by Labor's Neville Newell.

He was a National Serviceman in 1955 and subsequently a member of the Citizens Military Forces.

References[edit]

  • "Mr Don Beck (1936 - )". Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856-2006. New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Jack Boyd
Member for Byron
1984–1988
Succeeded by
Abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Murwillumbah
1988–1999
Succeeded by
Abolished