26 Jan 1907 (Pittsworth, Queensland, Australia)
07 Oct 1991 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)
Alexander Roy and Rosena Wilhelmine Fletcher (nee McIntyre)
Married - Enid Edna Phair Thompson on 15 March 1934, 2 sons, 2 daughters.
1. Pittsworth State School
2. Scots College, Warwick
2. Councillor, Pittsworth Shire Council, 1945 to 1955 (Chairman for nine years)
Party and Political Activities
Country Party (CP)
|Assembly||CP ||CUNNINGHAM ||07 Mar 1953||07 Dec 1974||Did not contest
|Minister for Education and Cultural Activities||17 Jan 1968 ||23 Dec 1974
|Minister for Lands and Irrigation||16 Jun 1960 ||17 Jan 1968
|Speaker||27 Aug 1957 ||15 Jun 1960
1. He was a Director of the Queensland Co-operative Milling Association.
2. He was President of the Scots College Old Boys' Association.
3. He was a member of the Warwick Club.
4. He was awarded a Knighthood on 5 October 1972 for services to the parliament and the people of Queensland.
5. Interests included cricket, tennis, bowls, fishing and rifle shooting.
6. Sir Alan had the distinction of being the first non-Labor Speaker since 1932.
7. He was Chairman of the Queensland Theatre Orchestra in 1975.
8. He was a member of the Council of the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Technology in 1976.
9. He was Vice-President of the Pittsworth Historical Society in 1977.
10. Sir Alan was the nephew of Malcolm McIntyre, who held the seat of Cunningham from 15 April 1944 to 7 March 1953.
11. He was captain of the Irongate Cricket Club for 24 years and played A-grade tennis.
12. He and his wife, Lady Enid Fletcher, were involved in establishing a district museum which was opened in 1976.
13. He was Chairman of the Presbyterian Schools Council in Warwick.
14. According to Bill Gunn, he was a great billiards player.
15. He was instrumental in the formation of Griffith University.
16. He was a patron of the Isolated Children's Parents Association.
17. As then Minister for Education he introduced preschool eduation into Queensland in 1973.
1. Immediate Start on Fitzroy Basin Development Scheme, Local Government 57, 10 (1962), p. 53
2. Digest of the Land Laws of Queensland, Brisbane, 1963
1. Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)
2. The London Gazette, No. 45840, p. 14297, 1 December 1972
3. Legge, JS, Who's Who in Australia XXIInd Edition, (Melbourne: The Herald and Weekly Times Ltd, 1977)
4. Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962)
5. Queensland Parliamentary Debates, Second session of the 46th Parliament, Vol. 320, pp. 1724-1733
6. Courier-Mail, `Former MP Sir Alan Fletcher dies', 9 October 1991
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