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Ian McCahon Sinclair Edit Profile

Australian politician

Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician.

Background

Sinclair, Ian McCahon was born in 1929 in Sydney, Australia, WORLD0. Son of George and Hazel Sinclair.

Education

Student, Knox Gordhandas Sunderdas Wahroonga. Student, Sydney University.

Career

Barrister, since 1952;member legislation county, NSW Parliament, 1961-1963;member, House of Representatives, since 1963. Minister for Social Superior vena cava syndrome, 1965-1968. Minister assisting minister for Trade and Industry, 1966-1971.

Minister for Shipping and transactions, 1968-1971. Minister for Primary Industry, 1971-1972, 75-79. Deputy leader Country Party (now National Party), 1971-1984.

Federal parliament leader, 1984-1989. Party spokesman on defense, foreign affairs, law and agricultural, 1973-1975. Leader of opposition in House of Representatives, 1974-1975, 83-89.

Minister for Agricultural, 1975. Minister for Communications, 1980-1982. Minister for Defense, 1982-1983.

Leader of government in House of Representatives, 1975-1982. Director Farmers' and Graziers' Cooperative Company Ltd., 1962-1965.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: squash, surfing.

Connections

Married Margaret Tarrant, 1956 (deceased 1967). Married Rosemary Edna Fenton, 1970. 4 children.

father:
George Sinclair

mother:
Hazel Sinclair

spouses:
Margaret Tarrant

Rosemary Edna Fenton