Jim Forbes (Australian politician)

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Forbes in 1967

Alexander James de Burgh Forbes CMG MC (16 December 1923 – 10 August 2019) was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Liberal Party. He was a government minister under five Prime Ministers: Robert Menzies, Harold Holt, John McEwen, John Gorton and William McMahon.

He served as Minister for the Army (1963–1966), Minister for Health (1966–1971) and Minister for Immigration (1971–1972). He was also MP for Barker from 1956 to 1975.

Forbes was born in Hobart, Tasmania. He served in the army during World War II, and was discharged in 1947. He later attended the University of Adelaide and Oxford University.[1] Forbes lived for many years in the Adelaide eastern suburb of St Peters. He died at a hospital there, aged 95, on 10 August 2019.[2]

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  1. "Forbes, Alexander James de Burgh". ACT Memorial. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  2. "FORBES, Alexander James CMG, MC". The Advertiser. 13 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2019.