Gerry Jones

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Gerry Jones
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 1981 – 30 June 1996
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Everton
In office
27 May 1972 – 7 December 1974
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byBrian Lindsay
Personal details
Born
Norman Francis Jones

(1932-08-16)16 August 1932
Roma, Queensland
Died21 April 2017(2017-04-21) (aged 84)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Rita June Freda Turner (m.1956)
OccupationBuilding contractor, Research officer

Norman Francis Jones (16 August 1932 – 21 April 2017), known as Gerry Jones, was an Australian politician. Born at Roma, Queensland, he was a research assistant before becoming state organiser of the Queensland Labor Party 1967–1972. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the member for Everton at the 1972 state election, but was defeated in the landslide Labor loss of 1974. He was a Labor Party Executive Officer 1976–1977 and State Secretary 1977–1980.[1] In 1980, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland. He remained in the Senate until his retirement in 1996.[1][2]

Following the announcement of the 1987 Senate election results, Jones was one of four senators who received a three-year term as a consequence of which method was chosen to allocate the seats.[3]

He died on 21 April 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  3. ^ "Rotation of Senators" (PDF). Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). Commonwealth of Australia: Senate. 17 September 1987. pp. 194–213.
  4. ^ Senate, 10 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Everton
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Brian Lindsay