Alexander Armstrong (politician)

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Alexander Armstrong
In office
23 April 1952 – 25 February 1969
Personal details
Born Alexander Ewan Armstrong
(1916-06-15)15 June 1916
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died 27 April 1985(1985-04-27) (aged 68)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party
Other political
Country Party
Spouse(s) Marjorie Alma Goodhew
Margaret Rose Cleary
Parents George Armstrong
Florence Edith Ewan
Alma mater Scots College
Occupation Grazier

Alexander Ewan Armstrong (15 June 1916 – 27 April 1985) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Sydney to doctor George Armstrong and Florence Edith Ewan. He attended Scots College and became a grazier, working first on the family's Albury property and then at Winderadeen and Collector. On 10 February 1945 he married Marjorie Alma Goodhew; they had two daughters, but were later divorced, and he remarried Margaret Rose Cleary in July 1963. A member of the Liberal Party, he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Council in 1952. In 1956 he defected to the Country Party. In 1969, following the finding of the Court of Appeal in Barton v Armstrong that Armstrong had threatened to have a business associate killed, he was expelled from Parliament.[1] He died at Alice Springs in 1985.[2]


  1. ^ "Alexander Ewan Armstrong (1916 - 1985)". Responsible Government in New South Wales. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 17 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Parliament of New South Wales (2008). "Mr Alexander Ewan Armstrong (1916-1985)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 23 August 2015.