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Tuesday, 10 November 1964

Senator HENTY (Tasmania) (Minister for Civil Aviation) . - I would like to associate myself with the expressions of sympathy to Mrs. Vincent and to join those honorable senators who have expressed sorrow at the loss of Seddon Vincent. He and I were elected to our side of politics in 1949. The retiring senators retained their seats until 1950, so we came in as new members of the Parliament after most of the forty-niners who had been elected to the House of Representatives had settled down after "a session and had found their feet. Seddon Vincent and I shared a room in Parliament House. We learned our politics together the hard way, as backbenchers. We had a joint experience which led to a very close friendship. I shall remember him always as a good friend and as a man of high principles with a very highly developed instinct to fight and to spring to the support of the underdog. 1 feel that we have lost a good senator and a good friend. I support the motion.

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