Jack Boyd

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Jack Boyd
Personal details
Born (1921-12-03)3 December 1921
Murwillumbah, New South Wales
Died 3 March 1985(1985-03-03) (aged 63)
Murwillumbah
Political party National Party of Australia

John Charles (Jack) Boyd (3 December 1921 – 3 March 1985) was an Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1973 until 1984. He was a member of the Country Party and its successors.

Boyd was born in Murwillumbah, New South Wales. He was educated at Murwillumbah High School and became a sugarcane grower and agriculturist. He was active in a number of farming groups including the Banana Growers Federation and the New South Wales Council of Canegrowers. In 1940 Boyd joined the 2nd Australian Imperial Forces and saw service at Tobruk, where he was wounded. He was commissioned in 1943. Following his war service he continued to serve in the army reserve and eventually reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. Boyd was elected to the New South Wales Parliament for the seat of Byron at a by-election caused be the resignation of Stanley Stephens. He retained the seat until his retirement at the 1984 state election. He did not hold ministerial or party office.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr John Charles Boyd (1921–1985)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2010. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Stanley Stephens
Member for Byron
1973 – 1984
Succeeded by
Don Beck