Jim Fraser (politician)

James Reay Fraser (8 February 1908 – 1 April 1970) was a Member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Australian Capital Territory from 1951 to 1970.

Jim Fraser
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Australian Capital Territory
In office
28 April 1951  1 April 1970
Preceded byLewis Nott
Succeeded byKep Enderby
Personal details
Born(1908-02-08)8 February 1908
Derby, Tasmania, Australia
Died1 April 1970(1970-04-01) (aged 62)
Canberra, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Spouse(s)Helen Whitten Rowland
OccupationTeacher, journalist

Fraser was born in Derby, Tasmania and educated at Launceston High School. He worked as a chainman and axeman and as a teacher in Victorian state schools from 1927 to 1935. He then worked as a journalist until he enlisted in the Second Australian Imperial Force in 1942 and served in New Guinea until 1945. From 1946 to 1948 he worked as a journalist in the Department of Information in Canberra and then as press secretary and private secretary to Senator Nick McKenna until 1951.[1]