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DAVIDSON, the Hon. Charles William, OBEBiography for DAVIDSON, the Hon. Charles William, OBE

Member for Dawson (Qld)

Australian Country Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Capricornia, Queensland, 1946. Elected to the House of Representatives for Dawson, Queensland, 1949, following electoral redistribution. Re-elected 1951 and 1954, 1955, 1958 and 1961. Retired prior to general elections 1963.


Ministerial Appointments

Postmaster-General from 11.1.1956 to 18.12.1963.

Minister for the Navy from 24.10.1956 to 10.12.1958.

Cabinet Minister from 10.12.1958 to 18.12.1963.


Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 24.2.1950 to 4.11.1955.


Conferences Delegations and Visits

Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Japan from 02.07.1948 to 26.08.1948

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to Japan, 1958

Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to South-East Asia, from June 1963 to July 1963


Parliamentary Party Positions

Australian Country Party Whip in the House of Representatives from 21.2.1950 to 11.1.1956.

Deputy Leader of the Australian Country Party in the House of Representatives from 26.3.1958 to 1.11.1963.


Personal

Born 14.9.1897, Brisbane, Australia

Died 29.11.1985


Honours

Appointed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, 08.03.1945

Appointed Knight Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, June 13.06.1964


Military Service

Served with 42nd Battalion as Lieutenant, Wounded

Served in 42nd Battalion as Lieutenant-Colonel, Overseas service in New Guinea, Mentioned in despatches twice

Enlisted in AIF from 14.02.1916 to 31.10.1919, Transferred to Reserve of Officers

Embarked, 05.06.1916

Returned to Active List, CMF, 1935

Enlisted 2nd AIF from 06.08.1942 01.12.1944, Transferred to Reserve of Officers