Don Jessop

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Don Jessop
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Grey
In office
26 November 1966 – 25 October 1969
Preceded by Jack Mortimer
Succeeded by Laurie Wallis
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1971 – 5 June 1987
Personal details
Born (1927-06-21) 21 June 1927 (age 89)
Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal (1966–87)
Independent (1987)
Alma mater University of Adelaide
Profession Optometrist

Donald Scott "Don" Jessop (born 21 June 1927) was an Australian politician. Born in Adelaide, he was educated at state schools and then the University of Adelaide, after which he became an optometrist at Port Augusta. He was a councillor with Port Augusta City. In 1966, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Grey, defeating sitting Labor member Jack Mortimer. He was defeated in 1969, but in 1970 was elected to the Senate. He remained in the Senate until he was defeated in 1987.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Jack Mortimer
Member for Grey
Succeeded by
Laurie Wallis