Don Dobie

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The Honourable
Don Dobie
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hughes
In office
26 November 1966 – 25 October 1969
Preceded by Les Johnson
Succeeded by Les Johnson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Cook
In office
25 October 1969 – 2 December 1972
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Ray Thorburn
In office
13 December 1975 – 29 January 1996
Preceded by Ray Thorburn
Succeeded by Stephen Mutch
Personal details
Born (1927-07-28)28 July 1927
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 25 November 1996(1996-11-25) (aged 69)
Nationality Scottish Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Columbia University
Occupation Economist

James Donald Mathieson "Don" Dobie (28 July 1927 – 25 November 1996) was an Australian politician. Born in Glasgow in Scotland, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated at Brisbane Grammar School, the University of Melbourne, and Columbia University in New York. He then became an economist with a private bank until 1966, when he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the Liberal Party, defeating Labor member Les Johnson for the seat of Hughes. A redistribution ahead of the 1969 election wiped out Dobie's majority and gave Labor a notional eight-percent majority. Believing this made Hughes unwinnable--especially with Johnson priming for a rematch--Dobie transferred to the new seat of Cook, becoming its first member. On 20 August 1971, he was appointed Assistant Minister assisting the Prime Minister, William McMahon. In 1972, he was defeated by Labor's Ray Thorburn, but was elected again in 1975. He retired in 1996, and died later the same year.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Les Johnson
Member for Hughes
1966 – 1969
Succeeded by
Les Johnson
Preceded by
new seat
Member for Cook
1969 – 1972
Succeeded by
Ray Thorburn
Preceded by
Ray Thorburn
Member for Cook
1975 – 1996
Succeeded by
Stephen Mutch