Wilton, John Thomas

Born 31 January 1925 (Penguin, Tasmania)
Died 13 October 2002. (Kyneton)
Marriage: (1) Elsie, 1s. 1d. (2) Dec 1976 Marjorie Colebrook
Occupation: Engine driver and carrier

Career: Australian Imperial Force 1942-1947, SW Pacific, Japan; lived Niddrie from 1949; engine driver, first class, 1949-1956, Federated Engine Drivers' and Firemen's Association shop steward Newport Powerhouse; self-employed carrier 1956-1962; member Niddrie High School, Broadmeadows, Glenroy and Fawkner Technical College Councils, Niddrie State School committee, Airport West Progress Association; trustee Broadmeadows Hospital, Fawkner-Campbellfield Community Health Centre; founding member Victorian Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre 1971, chairman for 24 years; delegate to Constitutional Conventions. OAM June 1987. Keilor shire councillor 1958-1960

Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined 1952, secretary Niddrie-Airport West branch 1955-1965 and president, president Broadmeadows state electorate committee 1961-1962, campaign director to R. T. Pollard MHR 1961, whip 1967-1976

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLABroadmeadows4 August 1962(b/e)1 March 1985Retired

Inaugural speech

Appointments: Public works committee 1964-1973. Ansett Transport Industries committee 1972. Company Takeovers committee 1972-1979. Statute Law Revision committee 1973-1982. Privileges and Standing Orders committees 1982-1985. Deputy Speaker and Chairman of Committees 1982-1985.
Condolence speeches - Legislative Assembly

References: Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Eric White Associates Ltd, 'Victorian State Parliamentary and Civic Guide', Melbourne, 1960-74; Fact 5 July 1962, 20 Feb 1964, 19 May 1967; Sunday Press 25 Mar 1979
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: October 2002 (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.