Gibson, David Havelock

Born 7 February 1873 (Havelock, Victoria)
Died 27 April 1940. (East Melbourne Cressy cemetery)
Parents: David, farmer, and Grace Gerrand, both b. Scotland
Marriage: c1909 Margaret Barbara McKenzie; 1d.
Occupation: Wheat farmer and grazier
Religion: Presbyterian

Career: Wheat farmer and grazier 34 years, mainly grazing interests in later years; chairman Western Plains Co-operative Society; noted Corriedale breeder; judge at many agric. shows; director Vic. Wheatgrowers Corporation 1921-1940, chairman spent one year in London on its behalf; active in most local movements; trustee Cressy Presbyterian church. Brother of William Gerrand Gibson MHR Corangamite 1918-1929 and Senator 1934-1937. Leigh shire councillor 1910-1922, president 1911-1913

Party: Victorian Farmers Union
Party Note: Parl. secretary and whip, founding president Cressy Victorian Farmers Union

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAGrenvilleNovember 1917 August 1921Defeated

Other seats contested: Wannon (fed.) 1922, Grenville 1924, Grant 1927
References: Argus 29 Apr 1940; Cressy and Lismore Pioneer 1 May 1940; Lomas, L. G., 'The Western District Farmer 1914-27', PhD thesis, Monash Inversity, 1979
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.