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HAMILTON, Leonard WilliamBiography for HAMILTON, Leonard William

Member for Canning (WA)

Australian Country Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Swan, Western Australia, 1946. Elected to the House of Representatives for Canning, Western Australia, 1949, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 1951 and 1954, 1955 (unopposed) and 1958. Retired prior to general elections 1961.


Ministerial Appointments

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Interior from February 1950.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Interior from May 1956 to March 1959.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Works from May 1956 to March 1959.

Parliamentary Secretary to the Postmaster-General from March 1959.


Committee Service

Joint Standing: Constitutional Review from 24.5.1956 to 1959.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Australian Delegation to the 47th Conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Rio de Janeiro, 1958

Member, Inter-Parliamentary Council from 1958 to 1959

Member, Australian Delegation to Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference, London, 1961


Personal

Born 7.7.1899, Jarrahdale, Australia

Died 31.5.1987


Military Service

Served overseas in Borneo and New Guinea

Enlisted AIF from 17.07.1917 to 13.02.1920, served with 9th Field Company Engineers as Lance-Corporal until discharged

Embarked, 22.03.1918

Enlisted in RAAF from 27.05.1940 to 20.11.1945, when appointment terminated

Promoted to the rank of Pilot Officer, 1942

Promoted to the rank of Flying Officer, 1943

Promoted to the rank of Flight Lieutenant, 1944

Promoted to the rank of Squadron Leader, 1944