Sir Kenneth McCaw
|40th Attorney-General of New South Wales|
23 May 1965 – 3 January 1975
|Preceded by||Reg Downing|
|Succeeded by||John Maddison|
|Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Lane Cove
3 May 1947 – 3 January 1975
|Preceded by||Henry Woodward|
|Succeeded by||John Dowd|
8 October 1907|
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
|Died||13 September 1989
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Sir Kenneth Malcolm McCaw QC (8 October 1907–13 September 1989), an Australian politician, was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Lane Cove for the Liberal Party of Australia from 1947 until his retirement from political office in 1975. McCaw served as Attorney General of New South Wales from 1965 to 1975.
Early years and background
McCaw was born in Chatswood, New South Wales. he was the son of a teamster and was educated in country schools. He initially worked as a farm hand but then moved to Sydney, was employed as a clerk and continued to study at night. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1934 and was active in the New South Wales Law Society and community groups in the Lane Cove district.
McCaw entered the New South Wales parliament at the 1947 election as the Liberal member for Lane Cove; defeating the sitting Labor member Henry Woodward. He retained the seat at the next nine elections and retired in 1975.
During his term in office, he was appointed Queen's Counsel, in 1972.
Career after politics
|Parliament of New South Wales|
|Member for Lane Cove
1947 – 1975
|Attorney General of New South Wales
1965 – 1975
Sir Davis Hughes
|Agent-General for New South Wales
1975 – 1980
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