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John Raymond Orchard

John Raymond Orchard

Surname: ORCHARD

Given Names: John Raymond

Title and Honours: Mr

Qualifications: BA (1929); MA (1942)

Date and Place of Birth:29 March 1906 - Launceston, Tasmania

Date of Death: 20 June 1995



House of Assembly: 21 August 1948

Electorate: Bass

Party: Liberal

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 25 March 1954

Reason for Departure: Resigned to contest Cornwall. (LC). Successful.

Legislative Council: (1) 8 May 1954 (2) 29 January 1966

Electorate: (1) Cornwall (2) Launceston

Party: Liberal

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: (1) 16 December 1961 (2) 21 December 1968

Reason for Departure: (1) Resigned. (2) Forced to vacate seat. Defeated.


Subject of Constitution (Disqualification Removal) Act 1968; Published Autobiography Not to Yield 1982. Condolence motion in HA 29 June 1995.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 499

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.