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Harry Jago

Harry Jago
Minister for Health
In office
13 May 1965 – 3 December 1973
PremierRobert Askin
Preceded byBill Sheahan
Succeeded byJohn Lloyd Waddy
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Gordon
In office
3 March 1962 – 19 October 1973
Preceded byStewart Fraser
Succeeded byKevin Harrold
Mayor of Ku-ring-gai
In office
14 December 1959 – 5 December 1961
DeputyReginald Walker
Preceded byAndrew Campbell
Succeeded byReginald Walker
Personal details
Born(1913-03-13)13 March 1913
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Died17 September 1997(1997-09-17) (aged 84)
Killara, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
SpouseValerie Hunter
Children1 daughter
EducationNewington College
Military service
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1931 – 1932
1938 – 1945
Battles/warsWorld War II

Arnold Henry Jago (13 March 1913 – 17 September 1997), was a Liberal member of the New South Wales parliament representing the seat Gordon and a Minister of the Crown.

Early life

Jago was born in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood and educated at Newington College (1927–1928)[1] before moving into a career of banking with the Bank of New South Wales in 1929. He served in the Second Australian Imperial Force from 1939 to 1945 in the Middle East and New Guinea. He married Valerie Hunter in 1943 and had a daughter. He served as an alderman on Ku-ring-gai Council from 1959 to 1965 and was the Mayor of Ku-ring-gai from 1960 to 1961.

Political career

In 1962, Jago was elected the member for Gordon in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly. On the election of the Askin government he became Minister for Health and he held that position until he left parliament. In the lead-up to the 1973 election Jago failed to lodge his nomination for the seat of Gordon before the closure of nominations.[2] As a result, in order to prevent the Labor candidate from winning, most Liberal Party voters supported the Democratic Labor Party candidate Kevin Harrold, who therefore had an unexpected victory.

Jago died in the Sydney suburb of Killara in 1997.


  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp98
  2. ^ "Mr (Harry) Arnold Henry Jago (1913–1997)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
Civic offices Preceded byAndrew Campbell Mayor of Ku-ring-gai 1959 – 1961 Succeeded byReginald Walker New South Wales Legislative Assembly Preceded byStewart Fraser Member for Gordon 1962 – 1973 Succeeded byKevin Harrold Political offices Preceded byBill Sheahan Minister for Health 1965 – 1973 Succeeded byJohn Waddy Preceded byArthur Bridges Minister for Child Welfare 1968 Succeeded byFrederick Hewitt Minister for Social Welfare 1968
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