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Ron Davies (Tasmanian politician)

Ron Davies
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Braddon
In office
22 November 1958 – 13 December 1975
Preceded byAubrey Luck
Succeeded byRay Groom
Personal details
Born(1919-07-25)25 July 1919
Latrobe, Tasmania
Died5 June 1980(1980-06-05) (aged 60)
Hong Kong
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationTeacher

Ronald Davies (25 July 1919 – 5 June 1980) was an Australian politician. Born in Latrobe, Tasmania, he was educated at state schools and then the University of Tasmania, becoming a teacher. He served in the military 1942–1945. In 1958, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Braddon, defeating Liberal MP Aubrey Luck. He was only the second Labor member ever to win the seat, previously known as Darwin, and the first since 1917. He held the seat until 1975, when he was defeated by Liberal candidate and future Premier of Tasmania Ray Groom. Davies died in 1980.[1] His son Glen served in the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1972 to 1986.

References

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
Parliament of Australia Preceded byAubrey Luck Member for Braddon 1958 – 1975 Succeeded byRay Groom


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