George Tuckett (politician)

George Joseph Tuckett (29 October 1873 – 19 November 1963) was an Australian politician.

He was born at Burnt Creek near Dunolly to farmer James Henry Tuckett and Sarah Howard. He became a farmer, and on 27 February 1901 married Margaret Ellen Tobin, with whom he had two children. In around 1929 he moved from Yalca to Nathalia; he also served on the Victorian Wheat Commission and the Water Trust Association of Victoria, and from 1915 to 1946 was on Numurkah Shire Council with three separate terms as president. In 1925 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as a Country Party member for Northern Province. He was Assistant Minister of Labour from 1935 to 1942 and Minister of Lands from 1942 to 1943; from 1943 to 1945 he was Assistant Minister of Public Works. He was blind from around 1953. Tuckett retired from politics in 1955, and died at Nathalia in 1963.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parliament of Victoria (2001). "Tuckett, George Joseph". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Frank Clarke
Member for Northern
1925–1955
Served alongside: Richard Abbott; Richard Kilpatrick; Dudley Walters
Succeeded by
Percy Feltham