George Gibbons

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George Gibbons
George Gibbons.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Calare
In office
12 October 1929 – 19 December 1931
Preceded by Neville Howse
Succeeded by Harold Thorby
Personal details
Born 1887
Tichborne, New South Wales
Died 11 August 1956 (aged 68–69)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Unionist

George Albert Reginald Gibbons (1887 – 11 August 1954) was an Australian politician. Born in Tichborne, New South Wales, he received a primary education before becoming a farm labourer and then a farmer. He was secretary of the Rural Workers Union, and later an organiser of the Australian Workers' Union. In 1929, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Calare, defeating Nationalist minister Sir Neville Howse. He held the seat until Labor's landslide defeat in 1931, when he was defeated by Harold Thorby of the Country Party. He returned to farming and died in 1956.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-11. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Neville Howse
Member for Calare
1929 – 1931
Succeeded by
Harold Thorby