Allan Elliott McDonald

Allan Elliott McDonald (10 December 1903 16 October 1957) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Geelong to lawyer Edward Allan McDonald and Alberta Bessie Elliott. He attended Geelong High School and Geelong College, where he studied law. He practised as a barrister and solicitor from 1927. On 10 December 1927 he married Gertrude Leggo, with whom he had three children. During World War II he served in New Guinea and held the rank of lance sergeant. He was a senior partner in his law firm from around 1937, and in 1940 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as a Country Party member for South Western Province. In 1947, McDonald and Robert Rankin resigned from the Country Party after disagreements with the party leadership.[1] McDonald spent a year as an independent before joining the Liberal Party in 1948. He was Minister of Labour from 1948 to 1950, and added the State Development portfolio in 1949. McDonald retired in 1952, and died in Newtown in 1957.[2]


  1. "MEMBERS LEAVE COUNTRY PARTY.". The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954). Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 3 July 1947. p. 3. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  2. Parliament of Victoria (2001). "McDonald, Allan Elliott". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
John Jones
Member for South Western
Served alongside: Gordon McArthur
Succeeded by
Don Ferguson
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