John Lawson (Australian Politician)

John Lawson (Australian Politician)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Norman Lawson (24 March 1897 - 14 August 1956) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney to James Lawson and Eleanor, n e Day, he was educated at Sydney Boys' High School and the University of Sydney. He worked as a veterinarian in New Zealand from 1920 until 1926, when he bought Kidgery, a sheep station near Nyngan, New South Wales. He married Jessie Alicia Orchard, daughter of Richard Orchard, in 1925. In 1930, Lawson unsuccessfully stood as a Nationalist candidate for the seat of Cobar in an attempt to enter the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. He was later endorsed by the United Australia Party to contest the federal seat of Macquarie, held by Ben Chifley, the Labor Minister for Defence. In a surprising result, Lawson defeated Chifley by 456 votes, having been helped by the split of the Labor vote between Chifley and the Lang Labor candidate, Anthony Luchetti.
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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136760819
  • 9786136760810