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Decker, Eric Paul

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Birth Date: 22 November 1896 (Roma, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 7 July 1970 (Sandgate, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Edward Herman Decker and Kate (nee Johnson)

Family: Eden Templeton Kemp on 18 September 1926, 1 son, 1 daughter

Education: Queensland state schools; Brisbane Grammar School

Religion: Church of England


Real estate agent; Auctioneer and commission agent

Local Government Service: Alderman, Brisbane City Council, 1931 to 1941; Chairman, Brisbane City Council Works Committee, 1939 to 1940

Military Service: Served in 1st AIF 1916 to 1919, 15th Battalion; Appointed Lance Corporal, June 1917

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Sandgate 29 Mar 1941 15 Apr 1944
Assembly QPP Sandgate 15 Apr 1944 29 Apr 1950
Assembly LIB Sandgate 29 Apr 1950 7 Mar 1953

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included fishing, motoring and shooting; As a member of parliament, he voted against an increase in salary for parliamentarians and although the salary bill passed he did not accept the increased salary

Sources: Image courtesy of the Brisbane City Council, Identifier: BCC-B120-32629; 'Boat over, 2 missing', Courier-Mail, 8 July 1970; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Monday, 22 October 2018]