Ian Glachan


Ian Glachan

Ian Doric Glachan (15 September 1934 - 20 April 2005) was an Australian politician, elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for the seat of Albury.

Early career

Glachan attended Sydney Boys High School.cite web
url=http://www.shsobu.org.au/bulletin/articles.htm
title=The High Bulletin, Volume XLIV No. 3
publisher=Sydney High School Old Boys Union Inc.
month=November | year=1998
] He worked as a marine engineer, farmer, and businessman, as well as serving in the Royal Australian Air Force and as an officer in the Australian Merchant Navy.

Political career

In 1984 he stood as the Liberal candidate for Albury but was defeated by the sitting member Harold Mair of the Australian Labor Party. Glachan stood again in 1988 and won the seat as part of the Labor defeat of 1988. Glachan became chairman of the Parliament's Public Accounts Committee, and served as member for Albury until 2003 when he was succeeded by Greg Aplin. On March 2005 he was elected to the newly created Greater Hume Shire Council, and became its first mayor at the inaugural meeting on 16 March 2005.

Other work

Ian Glachan was actively involved in the restoration of his local church building the Anglican Church at Jindera. He was the founding secretary of a committee that established the Trinity Anglican College and a wing at the Thurgoona campus was named after him.cite web
url=http://home.netc.net.au/~bishopslodge/Diocese/February.pdf
title=Anglican Advocate
publisher=The Anglican Diocese of Wangaratta
month= February | year= 2005
format=PDF
]

Glachan was presented with Rotary International's Paul Harris Fellowship, given to members who donate $1000US. He served as a Justice of the Peace and as chairman of the Albury's Mercy Hospital building appeal.

Personal life

Ian Glachan was married to Helen, now a member of the New South Wales State executive of the Liberal Party of Australia. They had three daughters Jane, Alice, Ann. Alice Glachan is a councillor on the Albury City Council.

He died suddenly on 20 April, 2005. His funeral was held at St Matthew's Anglican Church, Albury, and was attended by then state Liberal leader John Brogden.

References

External links

* [http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LC20050608056 New South Wales Parliament Hansard - Motions of Leave regarding the Death of Ian Glachan]


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