John McLaren (public servant)
Sir John Gilbert McLaren,(15 October 1871 – 27 July 1958) was a senior Australian public servant. He was a commissioner of the Public Service Board, Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department and served an appointment as official secretary, High Commissioner's Office in London.
Sir John McLaren
|Secretary of the Department of Home and Territories|
18 March 1921 – 10 June 1928
|Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department|
1 January 1929 – 2 March 1933
John Gilbert McLaren
15 October 1871
Parramatta, New South Wales
|Died||27 July 1958 (aged 86)|
Strathfield, New South Wales
|Alma mater||University of Sydney (BA)|
Life and careerEdit
In June 1928, McLaren was promoted to the Public Service Board as second member. He departed his Board position in December 1928, to take on the role of Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department.
McLaren was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George in 1925, and made a Knight Bachelor in June 1935 while Secretary of the London High Commission.
- McDonald, D.I., "McLaren, Sir John Gilbert (1871–1958)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 4 November 2013 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- CP 174: Sir John Gilbert MCLAREN CMG, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 15 May 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Public Service Board. Mr. J. G. McLaren Second Member". The Canberra Times. 23 June 1928. p. 4.
- "Public Service. Secretaries Transferred". The Sydney Morning Herald. 8 December 1928. p. 18.
- Search Australian Honours: McLaren, John Gilbert, Australian Government, archived from the original on 15 May 2014 CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
| Secretary of the Department of Home and Territories
| Public Service Commissioner
With: W.J. Skewes 1923–1931
John Patrick McGlinn 1923–1930
| Secretary of the Department of External Affairs
John Henry Starling
| Secretary of the Prime Minister's Department
John Henry Starling