Ian Allan (politician)

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Ian Allan
Ian Allan.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Gwydir
In office
19 December 1953 – 30 April 1969
Preceded byThomas Treloar
Succeeded byRalph Hunt
Personal details
Born(1916-01-03)3 January 1916
Newcastle, New South Wales
Died13 February 2000(2000-02-13) (aged 84)
Political partyAustralian Country Party
OccupationRadio announcer

Archibald Ian Allan (3 January 1916 – 13 February 2000) was an Australian politician. Born in Newcastle, New South Wales, he attended Sydney Grammar School before becoming an overseer at CSR. After serving in World War II from 1939 to 1946, he became an ABC announcer in Tamworth. In the by-election for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Gwydir that followed the death of Thomas Treloar in 1953, Allan was selected as the Country Party candidate and won. He held the seat until his resignation in 1969, after which he became Secretary-General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Allan died in 2000.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Treloar
Member for Gwydir
1953 – 1969
Succeeded by
Ralph Hunt