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Encyclopedia > Ian McLachlan

Ian Murray McLachlan (born 2 October 1936) is an Australian landowner and politician. October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

He was educated at St. Peters College, Adelaide and Cambridge University. Through inheritance he is one of the largest landowners in Australia. Adelaide is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of South Australia, and is the fifth largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ...

His business career includes managing director of Nangwarry Pastoral Co. Pty. Ltd., deputy chairman of SA Brewing Pty. Ltd (1983-1990), and director of Elders IXL Ltd. (1980-1990). An Australian beer giant, it acquired Carling OKeefes in 1987. ...

McLachlan was president of the National Farmers Federation from 1984 to 1988.

He was the member for Barker from 1980 until 1998 when he retired. He was Federal Minister for Defence from 1996 to 1998. The Division of Barker is an Australian Electoral Division in South Australia. ... List of Australian Ministers for Defence (see Australian Defence Force, Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, and Royal Australian Air Force. ...

Preceded by:
Robert Ray
Minister for Defence
Succeeded by:
John Moore



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