Don Maisey

Donald William Maisey (6 May 1915 – 20 April 2005) was an Australian politician.

Don Maisey
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moore
In office
30 November 1963 – 18 May 1974
Preceded byHugh Leslie
Succeeded byJohn Hyde
Personal details
Born(1915-05-06)6 May 1915
Goomalling, Western Australia
Died20 April 2005(2005-04-20) (aged 89)
NationalityAustralian
Political partyAustralian Country Party
Spouse(s)Dorothy Maisey
ChildrenGraham Maisey
OccupationFarmer

BiographyEdit

Born in Goomalling, Western Australia, Maisey was educated at Wesley College in Perth before becoming a farmer and grazier at Dowerin.

During the Depression, Maisey became active in organising primary producers and helped form the Farmer's Union of Western Australia in 1947.[1] He was President of the Australian Wheatgrowers' Federation in 1954. In 1963, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Moore. He held the seat until 1974, when he was defeated by a candidate from the Liberal Party. Maisey died in 2005.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Whitington, p. 138.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-08-01.

SourcesEdit

  • Whitington, D (1964) The Rulers, Landsdowne Press: Melbourne.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Hugh Leslie
Member for Moore
1963–1974
Succeeded by
John Hyde