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Sir John Gladstone Black McDonald

John Gladstone Black McDonald

Born
06 December 1898 (Falkirk)
Died
23 April 1977 (Mooroopna. Springvale crematorium)
Parents
Donald, grocer, and Ann Elizabeth Henry
Marriage
10 Dec 1932, Ashfield, New South Wales, Mary Cosser Trotter; 1s. 2d.
Occupation
Orchardist
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Camelon, Scotland
Career
Arrived Aust. 1912; widowed mother was first settler Shepparton East, family began farm but lost all stock to drought 1914; Australian Imperial Force 1915-1917, 37th battalion, France, lost lung; successful orchardist Shepparton East and at Cobram, in partnership with brother Roderick as manager until death 1952; director SPC 1939-1970, chairman 1965-1970, defeated 1970 after firm had suffered heavy losses; director Goulburn-Murray TV Company; Kt 1957; president Shepparton Fruitgrowers Association 1924; MCG trustee 1952; office bearer local football association.;Shepparton shire councillor 1928-1929
Party
Country Party
Party Note
Whip 1938-1943, leader 1945-1955, opposition leader 1945-1947, 1948-1950, Oct 1952
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Goulburn Valley
1st Sep 1936
(b/e)
1st Oct 1945
 
MLA
Shepparton
1st Nov 1945
 
1st Apr 1955
 

*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.

Appointments
Minister without Portfolio June-Sept 1943, Minister of Water Supply and of Electrical Undertakings 18 Sept 1943-2 Oct 1945, Deputy Premier, Minister of Lands, of Water Supply and of Soldier Settlement Nov 1947-Dec 1948, Premier and Treasurer June 1950-Oct 1952, Oct-Dec 1952.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1938-1974; Countryman 4 Sept 1936; Herald 18 Sept 1954, 4 July 1970; Age 25 Apr 1977; Barbor, E., 'They Went Their Way', Traralgon, 1960; Houston, L. G., 'Ministers of Water Supply in Victoria', Melbourne, 1965; Wallace, S., 'Shepparton Shire Reflections 1879-1979', Shepparton, 1979.
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)