Sir Magnus Cormack
Portrait of the Hon. Magnus Cormack as President of the Senate
|President of the Australian Senate|
17 August 1971 – 8 July 1974
|Preceded by||Alister McMullin|
|Succeeded by||Justin O'Byrne|
12 February 1906|
|Died||26 November 1994(aged 88)|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Born in Caithness-shire, he migrated to Australia as a child, and was educated at St Peter's College in Adelaide. He became a farmer and grazier in the western district of Victoria before serving in the military during World War II, 1940-1945. He served on Kowree Shire Council and was President of the Victorian Liberal Party 1948-1949.
In 1951, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Liberal Senator for Victoria. He was defeated in the 1953 Senate election, but was re-elected in 1961. On 17 August 1971, he was appointed President of the Senate, succeeding the long-serving Alister McMullin. He held this position until 8 July 1974, when he was succeeded by Labor Senator Justin O'Byrne. He remained a Senator until his retirement, which took effect in 1978.
|Parliament of Australia|
|President of the Senate
1971 – 1974
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