Mervyn Lee

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Mervyn Lee
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Lalor
In office
26 November 1966 – 25 October 1969
Preceded by Reg Pollard
Succeeded by Jim Cairns
Personal details
Born (1920-08-18) 18 August 1920 (age 97)
Broadford, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Drapery and hardware merchant

Mervyn William Lee (born 18 August 1920) was an Australian politician.

Early life and war service[edit]

Born in Broadford, Victoria, he was educated at Kingswood College in Melbourne before becoming a Commonwealth public servant. After serving in World War II 1941-46, he became a drapery and hardware merchant. He played Australian rules football for Acton in the Canberra Australian National Football League and while captain of Acton in 1947 won the Mulrooney Medal.[1]

Political career[edit]

In 1966, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Lalor, defeating long-serving Labor member Reg Pollard. He held the seat until 1969, when a redistribution gave Labor a notional six-percent majority. Believing this made Lalor impossible to hold, Lee unsuccessfully contested the nearby seat of Bendigo.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MP was noted Rules player.". The Canberra Times. ACT: National Library of Australia. 8 December 1966. p. 44. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Reg Pollard
Member for Lalor
1966 – 1969
Succeeded by
Jim Cairns