History Resources - Members of Parliament

Geoffrey Donald Chisholm

Geoffrey Donald Chisholm


Given Names: Geoffrey Donald

Title and Honours: Mr, AM (1992), Honourable


Date and Place of Birth:8 September 1929 - Smithton, Tasmania

Father:Donald Wallace Chisholm

Mother:Martha Angelina Daisy Davis

Date of Death: 13 January 2006


House of Assembly: 2 May 1964

Electorate: Braddon (Darwin)

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Chair Committees 1972-74; Minister 1974-79

Date of Departure 28 July 1979

Reason for Departure: Retired.

Comments: Named and suspended for comments re Minister for Health, Dr Abbott, on 2 September 1971. Granted the right to use the title 'Honourable' for life on 18 March 1991. Father-in-law of Michael Polley MP.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 559


House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.