Fred Campbell (Australian politician)

Frederick Alexander Campbell (17 January 1911 - 11 September 1995) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]

Fred Campbell
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Aspley
In office
28 May 1960 – 29 Nov 1980
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byBeryce Nelson
Personal details
Frederick Alexander Campbell

(1911-01-17)17 January 1911
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died11 September 1995(1995-09-11) (aged 84)
Queensland, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Ellen McConachie (m.1936 d.2008)
OccupationInsurance officer


Campbell was born in Brisbane, Queensland, the son of Matthew Hale Campbell and his wife Annie Jessie (née Jullyan). He was educated in Brisbane and worked in the family poultry business after he left school. He later was an insurance officer specializing in fire and general insurance.

On the 14th May 1936 he married Ellen McConachie (died 2008)[2] and together had a son and two daughters.[1] Campbell died in September 1995 and was cremated at Albany Creek Crematorium.[3]

Public careerEdit

Campbell, for the Liberal Party, won the new seat of Aspley at the 1960 Queensland state election. He represented the seat for twenty years before retiring at the 1980 state election

Nicknamed affectionately as "Chooky" by the then Labor opposition, Campbell held several ministerial portfolios whilst in politics including:[1]

  • Minister for Labour Relations 1977-1980
  • Minister for Industrial Development 1967-1972
  • Minister for Development and Industrial Affairs 1972-1974
  • Minister for Industrial Development, Labour Relations and Consumer Affairs 1974-1977
  • Minister for Transport 1977
  • Deputy Leader of the Parliamentary Liberal Party 1976


  1. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  2. ^ Ellen Campbell (1910 - 2008) — Heaven Address. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  3. ^ Frederick Alexander Campbell ( - 1995) — Heaven Address. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

External linksEdit

Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Aspley
Succeeded by
Beryce Nelson