State funeral for former Leichhardt MP David Thomson
A STATE funeral will be held on Monday November 4 for former Member for Leichhardt David Thomson who died last Sunday, October 13, at the age of 89.
Mr Thomson, who was born in 1924, was the Member for Leichhardt from 1975-1983, during the Fraser Government, and during that time was Minister f o r Science and Environment (1979-1980) and Minister for Science and Technology (1980-1983).
He lost the seat to John Gayler (ALP) in 1983.
Mr Thomson was a career soldier, retiring in 1972 as a brigadier.
The state funeral will be at 11am on November 4, at the ANZAC Memorial Chapel of St Paul, Canberra. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Legacy Batemans Bay, ( 02) 4472 8617.
Many older residents in the Douglas region remember the former member well.