Ray Braithwaite

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Ray Braithwaite

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dawson
In office
13 December 1975 – 29 January 1996
Preceded byRex Patterson
Succeeded byDe-Anne Kelly
Personal details
Born (1933-12-06) 6 December 1933 (age 85)
Finch Hatton, Queensland
Political partyNational Party of Australia
OccupationChartered accountant

Raymond Allen Braithwaite OAM (born 6 December 1933) is a former Australian politician.

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.[1]

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.


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 13 July 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Rex Patterson
Member for Dawson
Succeeded by
De-Anne Kelly