Born 14 October 1872
Died 25 September 1947. (Hawthorn. Springvale crematorium)
Parents: James, butcher, farmer and grazier, b. Scotland and Mary Reilly, b. Ireland
Marriage: (1) 7 Apr 1898 May Beatrix Johnston (dec. 1910); 3d.; (2) 4 Apr 1917 Hattie Martha Knight, broadcaster and writer; 1s.
Occupation: Farmer, storekeeper and manufacturer
Education: Scotch College, Melbourne University, two years of medical course
Career: Dug at Kalgoorlie c1895-1897; farmer and storekeeper Alexandra; moved to Melbourne 1912 and founded Leckie & Gray, lithographic printers and cannister manufacturers; treasurer Chamber of Manufactures; executive member Industries Protection League; member Vic. Apprenticeship Commission; Fitzroy and Fremantle (WA) footballer. Father of Roland John Leckie (q.v.). Father-in-law of Sir Robert Menzies (q.v.). Alexandra shire councillor 1900-1911, president 1904-1905
Party: Liberal; Nationalist
Party Note: Before parl. active Liberal organiser. Senate deputy opposition leader 1943-1947
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Benambra||December 1913||(b/e)||March 1917||Resigned|
*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.