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Raymond Walter Tovell

Raymond Walter Tovell

Born
09 March 1890 (Brighton, Victoria)
Died
18 June 1966 (Brighton. Springvale crematorium)
Parents
Charles Edward, solicitor, and Mary Annie Mitchell
Marriage
10 June 1924 Madelaine Eliza Dubrelle Guthrie; 2d.
Occupation
Accountant and soldier
Religion
Church of England
Education
Miss Wilmot's, Brighton, Brighton Grammar School
 
Qualified accountant 1911, studied London 1912-1913
Career
Member of firm of Tovell and Lucas public accountants from 1919 Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants; Australian Imperial Force 1915-1919, 4th brigade , Major 1918, mentioned in dispatches, DSO 1918; Commanding Officer 14th battalion 1924-1930 and 46th battalion 1932-1938, staff army Headquarters 1938-1939; president Brighton Beach RSL 1928-1935; brigadier and Commanding Officer 10th and 26th brigade s 1940-1942, Tobruk, El Alamein, New Guinea, m.i.d thrice, bar to DSO 1942, CBE 1943, Deputy Adjutant-General Land Headquarters 1944-1945; Efficiency Decoration; director Nyanza Sugar Company Ltd; president Royal Melbourne Hospital 1951-1953 and council member 1933-1950; member Melbourne University Council 1953-1955; president Brighton Grammarians' Society, Melbourne Orphanage; member Brighton Grammar and Technical School Councils, active Brighton Historical Society; vestryman St Andrew's Church of England Brighton.;Brighton city councillor 1924-1926
Party
Liberal Party
 
Liberal Country Party
 
Electoral Reform League
Party Note
Expelled Liberal Country Party Aug 1953 over support for Hollway.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Brighton
10th Nov 1945
 
27th May 1955
Defeated

*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 of Public Instruction Dec 1948-June 1950, Minister of Education and of Electrical Undertakings 28-31 Oct 1952.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1947-1965; Argus 11 Oct 1945; SNP 20 June 1966; Brighton Newsletter Sept 1966; Blake, L. J. (ed.), 'Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria', Melbourne, 1973; West, K., 'Power in the Liberal Party', Melbourne, 1965; White, K. B., 'A Political Biography of Thomas Tuke Hollway', MA thesis, La Trobe University, 1975.
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)