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John James Dwyer

John James Dwyer


Given Names:John James

Title and Honours:Mr, VC


Date and Place of Birth: 9 March 1890 - Port Cygnet, Tasmania

Date of Death:17 January 1962 - Bruny Island, Tasmania



House of Assembly:9 May 1931



Positions Held:Speaker 1942-48, Minister 1948-61

Date of Departure:17 January 1962

Reason for Departure: Died in office.


Awarded Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery in Flanders 1917.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture:414

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.