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William Desmond McGrath

William Desmond McGrath

Born
03 December 1936 (Minyip, Victoria)
Parents
Thomas, farmer, and Eileen Mclntyre
Marriage
14 May 1960 (Florence) Ivy Smith; 1s. 3d.
Occupation
Farmer
Religion
Catholic
Education
Minyip
Career
Worked on family farm; left to play Victorian Football League football with South Melbourne 1959; returned to Wimmera 1963, farmer on 800-hectare family property near Minyip, wheat and Merino sheep, qualified woolclasser; coached Wimmera Football League 12 years and successful Vic. Country Football League side 1981; office holder Minyip Silo committee, Minyip Co-operative, Dunmunkle Lodge Retirement Village; member Victorian Farmers and Graziers Association, Minyip Lions Club; life member and officer holder Wimmera Tennis Cl.;
Party
National Party
Party Note
Parl. spokesman on youth, sport and recreation, transport.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Lowan
5th May 1979
 
2nd Oct 1992
Seat abolished
MLA
Wimmera
3rd Oct 1992
 
17th Sep 1999
Retired

*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.

Inaugural Speech
6 June 1979, National, Assembly, Lowan
Appointments
Minister for Agriculture 1992-96. Minister for Corrections and Minister for Police and Emergency Services 1996-99. Shadow Minister for Agriculture 1990-92. Public Bodies Review committee 1980-1982. Conservation of Energy Resources committee 1980-1982. Natural Resources and Environment committee 1982-1988. Printing committee 1982-1992. House committee 1988-1990. Library committee 1988-1992.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1980-1983; Victorian Parliamentary Handbook; Donald Birchip Times 23 June 1981; Lowan Country (supplement to Wimmera newspapers) 22 Mar 1982; National Party Vic. Parl. Spokesman; personal information
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)