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John Skidmore

John Skidmore

7 Movies · 3 TV Series


John Edward "Jack" Skidmore (18 November 1919 – 31 December 1999) was an Australian trade unionist and politician who was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1974 to 1982, representing the seat of Swan. He represented the Labor Party until 1981, when he resigned to sit as an independent.

Early Life

Skidmore was born in Kellerberrin, Western Australia, to Kate (née Clark) and George Bagnall Skidmore. He trained as an electrician, and during World War II served with an electrical engineering unit in the Australian Army. After the war, Skidmore again worked as an electrician, living for periods in Perth, Wagin, and Albany. He served on the Wagin Municipal Council from 1949 to 1951 and the Albany Road Board from 1952 to 1953. From 1960, Skidmore worked as a union official, initially with the Electrical Trades Union and then with others.

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2 Movies · 1 TV Series


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