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Geoff Crawford

The Honourable
Geoff Crawford
Minister for Agriculture
In office
5 March 1968 – 16 December 1975
Preceded byBill Chaffey
Succeeded byBruce Cowan
Personal details
Born(1916-12-16)16 December 1916
Inverell, New South Wales
Died29 December 1998(1998-12-29) (aged 82)
Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Political partyCountry Party
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceSecond Australian Imperial Force
Years of service1940–1945
RankSergeant
Unit2/13th Battalion
Battles/warsSecond World War
AwardsDistinguished Conduct Medal

Geoffrey Robertson Crawford, DCM (16 December 1916 – 29 December 1998) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the Country Party from 1950 to 1976, and served as Minister for Agriculture from 1968 until 1975.

Crawford was born in Inverell, New South Wales and educated at a state high school. He initially worked as a farm hand and share farmer before buying his own farm in the Inverell district. He served in the Second Australian Imperial Force in North Africa and New Guinea and received the Distinguished Conduct Medal in 1944. Crawford was elected to the New South Wales Parliament as the Country Party member for Barwon at the 1950 state election. He defeated the sitting member Roy Heferen who had been disendorsed by the Labor Party after breaking caucus solidarity during an indirect election of the New South Wales Legislative Council. Crawford held the seat for the next 8 elections. He retired at the 1976 state election. During the premierships of Robert Askin and Tom Lewis he was Minister for Agriculture. He also held various parliamentary positions including Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker.[1]

References

  1. ^ "The Hon. Geoffrey Robertson Crawford (1916–1998)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 May 2019.

 

New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded byRoy Heferen Member for Barwon 1950–1976 Succeeded byWal Murray Political offices Preceded byBill Chaffey Minister for Agriculture 1968–1975 Succeeded byBruce Cowan


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