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Harrison, Robert Leslie

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Birth Date: 9 May 1903 (Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 15 April 1966 (Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Robert Harrison and Sarah (nee Kerlin)

Family: Sheila M Joyce on 24 January 1929, 1 son, 2 daughters

Education: Gleneagle and Beaudesert State Schools; Brisbane Grammar School

Religion: Church of England


Farmer, dairy and mixed farming, Gleneagle, Queensland; Director, Logan and Albert Co-operative Butter Factory, 1945 to 1957; Chairman, Milk Producers Association; Deputy Chairman, Queensland Agricultural Council

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Darlington 3 Aug 1957 28 May 1960
Assembly CP Logan 28 May 1960 15 Apr 1966 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included tennis and reading. Member, Volunteer Defence Corps during World War II; Member, District War Agricultural Committee; Member, Queensland Milk Board, 1940 to 1952; Member, co-ordinating board for stock routes and watering facilities, 1950 to 1964; Member, CSIRO State Committee, 1950 to 1965; Chairman, East Moreton District Council of the Queensland Dairymen's Organisation, 1945 to 1965; Vice-president, 1957 to 1958; Member, inaugural State Artificial Breeding Advisory Council

Sources: Alexander, Joseph A, Who's Who in Australia XVIIIth Edition (Melbourne: Colorgravure Publications, 1965); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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