McIntosh, Gordon Douglas (1925-2019): Senator for Western Australia, 1974-87 (Australian Labor Party)

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Gordon Douglas McIntosh was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 29 May 1925, the son of Gordon McIntosh, ship's stoker and swimming pool attendant, and his wife Dorothy Robson, née Douglas. Attending Drumoyne Primary School and Govan High School, he was apprenticed in 1940 as a fitter and turner, starting work in the Glasgow shipyards before serving as a mechanic with the Royal Air Force from 1946 to 1948. McIntosh worked in Glasgow for a lamp-making firm (1948–49) and then with a foundry, as a fitter and turner and maintenance engineer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate
Subtitle of host publication1983-2002
EditorsGeoffrey Browne, Kay Walsh, Joel Bateman, Hari Gupta
Place of PublicationCanberra, Australia
PublisherDepartment of the Senate
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781760105020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBiographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate
PublisherMelbourne University Press


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