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DUNCAN-HUGHES, John GrantBiography for DUNCAN-HUGHES, John Grant

Member for Wakefield (SA)

United Australia Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Boothby, South Australia, 1922. Re-elected 1925. Defeated at general elections 1928. Elected to the Senate for South Australia 1931. Retired prior to general elections 1938. Elected to the House of Representatives for Wakefield, South Australia, 1940. Defeated at general elections 1943.

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 1927 to 1928.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Parliamentary Library from 4.7.1924 to 30.6.1938; Regulations and Ordinances from 17.3.1932 to 30.6.1938 (Chair from 1935 to 1937).

Other Positions

Member of the Adelaide Club from 1907 to 1962.

President of the Adelaide Club from 1935 to 1937.

Member of the Manpower and Resources Survey Committee from 1941 to 1942.


Born 1.9.1882, Hughes Park, Australia

Died 13.8.1962, Medindie


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BA (University of Cambridge).

LLB (University of Cambridge).

MA (University of Cambridge).



Awarded Military Cross, 1928.

Appointed Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order, 15.10.1920.

Military Service

Commissioned in Field Artillery, 1915.

Served in Royal Field Artillery in France from 1915 to 1919, Belgium and elsewhere, rising to rank of Acting Major and retiring with rank of Captain.

Appointed aide-de-camp 1920, and Private Secretary to the Governor-General, His Excellency Sir Ronald Munro Ferguson.