James Douglas Annand

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James Douglas Annand
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James Douglas Annand with Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York, in 1927.
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Toowoomba
In office
11 May 1929 – 11 June 1932
Preceded by Evan Llewelyn
Succeeded by Evan Llewelyn
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for East Toowoomba
In office
18 Aug 1934 – 11 May 1935
Preceded by Robert Roberts
Succeeded by James Kane
Personal details
Born (1875-01-21)21 January 1875
Ipswich, Queensland
Died 7 August 1952(1952-08-07) (aged 77)
Brisbane, Queensland
Political party Country Party
Spouse(s) Isabella Julia Walker
Occupation Clerk, Draper
Religion Presbyterian

James Douglas Annand (1875–1952) was an Australian politician and mayor of Toowoomba, Queensland. Serving for 22 years between 1924 and 1952, he was Toowoomba's longest serving mayor. Born in Ipswich but raised in Toowoomba, he operated a drapery business for many years and also owned land near Hannaford in the Surat district.

Mayor of Toowoomba[edit]

Annand was mayor of Toowoomba for three separate terms from 1924–1930, 1933–1949, and June 1952-August 1952. As mayor, one of his major projects was the construction of the Cooby Dam.[1]

State politics[edit]

Annand represented the seat of Toowoomba from 1929-1932[2] and East Toowoomba from 1934-1935.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Annand had married Isabella Julia Walker on 17 March 1904.[3] He died in Brisbane in 1952[3] and was cremated at Mount Thompson crematorium.[4]


  1. ^ "Annand, James Douglas". Toowoomba Regional Council. Retrieved 22 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Annand, James Douglas (1875–1952)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Advertising.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 8 August 1952. p. 14. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 

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Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Evan Llewelyn
Member for Toowoomba
Succeeded by
Evan Llewelyn
Preceded by
Robert Roberts
Member for East Toowoomba
Succeeded by
James Kane