Len Hamilton

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Len Hamilton
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
28 September 1946 – 10 December 1949
Preceded byDon Mountjoy
Succeeded byBill Grayden
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Canning
In office
10 December 1949 – 2 November 1961
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byNeil McNeill
Personal details
Born(1899-07-07)7 July 1899
Jarrahdale, Western Australia
Died31 May 1987(1987-05-31) (aged 87)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Country Party
OccupationFarmer

Leonard William Hamilton (7 July 1899 – 31 May 1987) was an Australian politician. Born in Jarrahdale, Western Australia, he was educated at Perth Boys School before becoming a wheat and sugar farmer. He served in the military from 1917–1920 and from 1940–1945. In 1946, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Swan, defeating Labor MP Don Mountjoy. In 1949, he transferred to the new seat of Canning, where he remained until his retirement in 1961. Hamilton later served as President of the Western Australian branch of the Country Party. He died in 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 28 July 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Don Mountjoy
Member for Swan
1946–1949
Succeeded by
Bill Grayden
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Canning
1949–1961
Succeeded by
Neil McNeill