|Member of the Australian Parliament|
13 December 1975 – 29 January 1996
|Preceded by||Rex Patterson|
|Succeeded by||De-Anne Kelly|
|Born||6 December 1933|
Finch Hatton, Queensland
|Political party||National Party of Australia|
Born at Finch Hatton, Queensland, he was a chartered accountant before entering politics. In 1964 he was elected to Mackay City Council, where he remained until 1969. He also served in the military. In 1975, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the National Country Party member for Dawson, defeating Labor minister Rex Patterson. He held the seat until his retirement in 1996.
In his valedictory speech in parliament, Braithwaite thanked the ALP for nominating candidates against him in Dawson who were easy for him to beat at every election he contested.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Dawson
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