John Murray (Queensland politician)

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John Murray
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Herbert
In office
22 November 1958 – 9 December 1961
Preceded by Bill Edmonds
Succeeded by Ted Harding
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Clayfield
In office
1 June 1963 – 11 February 1976
Preceded by Harold Taylor
Succeeded by Ivan Brown
Personal details
Born John Chester Murray
(1915-12-31)31 December 1915
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
Died 25 January 2009(2009-01-25) (aged 93)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Ruth Florence Stanton-Cook (m.1944)
Occupation Soldier, Grazier

John Chester Murray, MBE (31 December 1915 – 25 January 2009)[1] was an Australian politician. He attended state schools before serving in the military 1939-45. He returned to become a farmer and grazier at Ingham, Queensland.

In 1958, Murray was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the member for Herbert, having received the endorsement of both the Liberal Party and the Country Party. Once elected he sat as a Liberal. He was defeated in 1961, but in 1963 was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the member for Clayfield, where he remained until 1976.[2]

Murray died on the Gold Coast on 25 January 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 16 July 2008. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bill Edmonds
Member for Herbert
Succeeded by
Ted Harding
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Harold Taylor
Member for Clayfield
Succeeded by
Ivan Brown