Laurie Failes

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Laurie Failes
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lawson
In office
10 December 1949 – 29 September 1969
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1899-10-06)6 October 1899
Coonabarabran, New South Wales
Died 7 July 1976(1976-07-07) (aged 76)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party
Occupation Farmer, businessman

Laurence John "Laurie" Failes (6 October 1899 – 7 July 1976) was an Australian politician. Born in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, he attended state schools and then Hawkesbury Agricultural College before becoming a farmer at Bugaldie and then a businessman at Coonabarabran. He served in World War II 1942-45. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Lawson. He held Lawson until its abolition in 1969, at which time he retired. Failes died in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-07. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Lawson
1949 – 1969
Succeeded by
Seat abolished