John England (politician)

John Armstrong England CMG (12 October 1911  18 June 1985) was an Australian politician and Administrator of the Northern Territory.

John England

CMG
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Calare
In office
5 November 1960  11 November 1975
Preceded byJohn Howse
Succeeded bySandy Mackenzie
Administrator of the Northern Territory
In office
1 June 1978  1 January 1981
Preceded byJock Nelson
Succeeded byEric Johnston
Personal details
Born(1911-10-12)12 October 1911
Sydney, New South Wales
Died18 June 1985(1985-06-18) (aged 73)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Country Party
OccupationBank officer, farmer
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1942–1946
RankLieutenant Colonel

Biography

Born in Sydney, John England attended state schools and then Brisbane Boys' College. He was a bank officer before undertaking military service from 1942 to 1946.[1] From 1947 he was a farmer near Grenfell in New South Wales. In 1960, England was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Calare, in the by-election caused by the resignation of John Howse. He held the seat until his retirement in 1975.

In 1978, he was appointed Administrator of the Northern Territory, a position he held until 1981.

In the New Year's Honours of 1979, he was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.[2] He died in 1985.[3]

References

  1. World War II Nominal Roll
  2. It's an Honour
  3. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 11 May 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Howse
Member for Calare
1960 1975
Succeeded by
Sandy Mackenzie
Government offices
Preceded by
Jock Nelson
Administrator of the Northern Territory
19781981
Succeeded by
Eric Johnston
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