McNamara, Patrick John

Born 11 August 1949 (Melbourne, Victoria)
Parents: John, Pharmacist and Hotelier, and Sheilah Parry
Marriage: Merryl; 3d. 1s.
Occupation: Farmer, estate agent and auctioneer
Religion: Roman Catholic
Education: Xavier College, RMIT, business studies

Career: Irrigation and cropping farm at Warring; estate agent and auctioneer in Nagambie family firm; chairman Central Health Group 1975; JP 1977; chairman Goulburn Valley Regional Library committee 1979- ; secretary Nagambie Silo committee; member APEX, Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association, Vegetable Growers Association; Vic. Sculling Sprint Champion. Goulburn Valley shire councillor 1974- , president 1977-1978, commissioner Nagambie Waterworks Trust 1974- , member Nagambie Sewerage Authority 1976- , delegate to Municipal Association 1978- .

Party: National Party
Party Note: President Young National party, junior v-president Vic. National party, chairman Benalla electorate committee 1977-1982, parl. spokesman on local government and consumer affairs.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLABenalla3 April 1982 12 April 2000Resigned

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Leader of The Nationals 20 October 1988-16 December 1999. Shadow Minister for Corrections, Shadow Minister for Tourism and Shadow Minister for Police and Emergency Services 1990-92. Deputy Leader of the Opposition 1991-1992. Minister for Agriculture Oct-Nov 1992. Minister for Tourism, Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrections 1992-96. Deputy Premier 1992-99. Minister for Agriculture and Resources 1996-99. Shadow Minister for Agriculture Oct-Dec 1999. Printing and Economic and Budget Review committees 1982-1988. Workcare committee 1987-1988.

References: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Alexandra & Eildon Standard 24 Feb 1982; National Party Vic. Parl. Spokesmen
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.