Alan Fletcher (politician)

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Sir Alan Fletcher
Sir Alan Roy Fletcher.jpg
Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
27 August 1957 15 June 1960
Preceded by Johnno Mann
Succeeded by David Nicholson
Constituency Cunningham
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cunningham
In office
7 March 1953 7 December 1974
Preceded by Malcolm McIntyre
Succeeded by Tony Elliott
Personal details
Born
Alan Roy Fletcher

(1907-01-26)26 January 1907
Pittsworth, Queensland
Died7 October 1991(1991-10-07) (aged 84)
Toowoomba, Queensland
NationalityAustralian
Political party Country Party
Spouse(s)
Enid Edna Phair Thompson
(m. 1934)
Relations Malcolm McIntyre (uncle)
Occupation Dairy farmer

Sir Alan Roy Fletcher (1907–1991) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

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Early life

Alan Roy Fletcher was born on 26 January 1907 at Pittsworth, Queensland, the son of Alexander Roy Fletcher and his wife Rosena Wilhelmine (née McIntyre). He was educated at Pittsworth State School and Scots College in Warwick. He married Enid Edna Phair Thompson on 15 March 1934; the couple had 2 sons and 2 daughters. He was engaged in farming at Mount Tyson, Queensland. [1] [2]

Politics

Alan Fletcher was a member of the Country Party.

He served as a councillor in the Pittsworth Shire Council from 1945 to 1955 and was its chairman for nine years 1949–1957. [1]

He was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in the electoral district of Cunningham at the 1953 election, holding his seat until retirement at the 1974 election. [1] [3]

During his 21 years in state politics, he held a number of important roles: [3]

In 1972, Alan Fletcher was knighted for services to the parliament and the people of Queensland. [1] [4]

Later life

Alan Fletcher died on 7 October 1991 at Toowoomba. [1] He was cremated and his ashes placed in a columbarium wall at Pittsworth Cemetery. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 "Fletcher, Sir Alan Roy". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament . Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. "NEW COMERS TO HOUSE". The Courier-Mail . Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 9 March 1953. p. 5. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. 1 2 "Part 2.15 – Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860–2017 and the Legislative Council 1860–1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2015–2017: The 55th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Archived from the original on 26 April 2020. Retrieved 27 April 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. "Fletcher, Alan Roy". It's an Honour. Australian Government.
  5. "Fletcher, Alan". Deceased search. Toowoomba Regional Council. Archived from the original on 26 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Johnno Mann
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
1950 – 1957
Succeeded by
David Nicholson
Preceded by
Malcolm McIntyre
Member for Cunningham
1953 – 1974
Succeeded by
Tony Elliott