Jack Houston

John William Houston (30 December 1919 – 27 October 2008) was an Australian politician. He was the Labor member for Bulimba in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1957 to 1980.[1]

Jack Houston

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Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
In office
12 October 1966 – 1 July 1974
Preceded byJack Duggan
Succeeded byPerc Tucker
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Bulimba
In office
3 August 1957 – 25 July 1980
Preceded byRobert Gardner
Succeeded byRon McLean
Personal details
John William Houston

(1919-12-30)30 December 1919
Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Died27 October 2008(2008-10-27) (aged 88)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeBalmoral Cemetery
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Joan Catherine Lindsay (m.1942 d.2009)
OccupationElectrical fitter, Teacher

He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Queensland Parliament from 11 October 1966 to 22 July 1974.[1]

Houston died in 2008 and is buried in Brisbane's Balmoral Cemetery.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 4 February 2015.
  2. ^ Houston John William Archived 11 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 11 November 2014.
Political offices
Preceded by
Jack Duggan
Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
Succeeded by
Perc Tucker
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Robert Gardner
Member for Bulimba
Succeeded by
Ron McLean