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Ivor John Greenwood (15 November 1926 – 13 October 1976) was an Australian politician and barrister.
|Senator for Victoria|
21 February 1968 – 13 October 1976
|Preceded by||John Gorton|
|Succeeded by||Austin Lewis|
|Born||15 November 1926|
North Melbourne, Victoria
|Died||13 October 1976 (aged 49)|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Spouse(s)||Lola Poppy Roney|
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Greenwood was born in North Melbourne and educated at Hartwell State School, Mont Albert Central State School, Scotch College and the University of Melbourne. He graduated in law in 1949 and then worked as an associate to (Sir) Frank Kitto and later Sir Owen Dixon, both of the High Court of Australia, before establishing his own practice as a barrister in 1952, working mainly in commercial and local government law. In December 1960 he married Lola Poppy Roney. He was appointed a QC in 1969.
Greenwood had been a member of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 1940s and was nominated to fill a casual vacancy in the Australian Senate, created by John Gorton's move to the House of Representatives in 1968. He was appointed Minister for Health from March to August 1971 in the McMahon ministry and then Attorney-General until the defeat of the government in December 1972 election.
Following the 1975 election, he was appointed Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, and became Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development in the Fraser ministry. In May 1976, he became gravely ill and in July his ministerial commission was withdrawn. In October 1976 he died of an acute heart attack with anoxic cerebral complications, survived by his wife, son and daughter.
| Minister for Health
| Minister for Police and Customs
John Howard (customs)
Andrew Peacock (environment)
John Carrick (housing)
| Minister for Environment, Housing
and Community Development