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Eric Fitzgibbon

Eric Fitzgibbon
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hunter
In office
1 December 1984 – 29 January 1996
Preceded by Bob Brown
Succeeded by Joel Fitzgibbon
Personal details
Born (1936-08-27) 27 August 1936 (age 77)
Taree, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Children Joel Fitzgibbon
Alma mater University of New England
Occupation Teacher

Eric John Fitzgibbon (born 27 August 1936) was an Australian politician. Born in Taree, New South Wales, he attended the University of New England and became a teacher. He served on Cessnock City Council, and was mayor from 1981-83. In 1984, he entered the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Hunter. He held the seat until 1996, when he retired. He was succeeded by his son, Joel Fitzgibbon, who served as Minister for Defence.[1]


Preceded by
Bob Brown
Member for Hunter
1984 – 1996
Succeeded by
Joel Fitzgibbon

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