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Bousen, William Raymond James (Ray)

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Birth Date: 13 January 1911 (Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 28 May 2002 (Coolum, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Sydney Herbert Bousen and Annie Louisa (nee Stayte)

Family: Doris Evelyn Hooper on 29 April 1933, 2 daughters

Education: Toowoomba North State School; Toowoomba Technical College

Religion: Church of England


Railway employee, 1925 to 1952; Railway porter, Murphys Creek, 1926; Haden, 1930; Cooya, 1931; Roma, 1936; Bundberg, 1938; Roma, 194; Railway shunter, Toowoomba, 1941; Cloncurry, 1942; Cairns, 1943; Charleville, 1946; Railway guard, Toowoomba, 1946 to 1953; South-Western District Secretary, Australian Railways Union, 1953 to 1969; President, Toowoomba Trades and Labor Council, 1957 to 1969; President, Toowoomba Trades Hall Board, 1958 to 1961; Secretary, Toowoomba Trades Hall Board, 1961 to 1969

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Delegate, QCE, 1957
  2. (ALP) Campaign director, state and federal elections, 1957 - 1969

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Toowoomba West 17 May 1969 27 May 1972
Assembly ALP Toowoomba North 27 May 1972 7 Dec 1974

Additional Information

Notes: Interests include reading, bowls, rugby league and football. Patron: Subnormal Children's Association; Senior Citizens Club; Australian Pensions League; and Civilian Widows Association. Vice-Patron, Queensland TPI Association. Member: Toowoomba Bowls Club; and Newtown Rugby League Club

Sources: Legge, JS, Who's Who in Australia, XXIInd Edition, 1977 (Melbourne, Vic: The Herald and Weekly Times Limited)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 21 June 2017]