Ray Braithwaite

Ray Braithwaite
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Dawson
In office
13 December 1975  29 January 1996
Preceded by Rex Patterson
Succeeded by De-Anne Kelly
Personal details
Born (1933-12-06) 6 December 1933
Finch Hatton, Queensland
Nationality Australian
Political party National Party of Australia
Occupation Chartered accountant

Raymond Allen "Ray" Braithwaite, OAM (born 6 December 1933) is a former Australian politician.

Born at Finch Hatton, Queensland, he was a chartered accountant before entering politics. In 1964 he was elected to Mackay City Council, where he remained until 1969. He also served in the military. In 1975, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the National Country Party member for Dawson, defeating Labor minister Rex Patterson. He held the seat until his retirement in 1996.[1]

In his valedictory speech in Parliament, Braithwaite thanked the ALP for nominating candidates against him in Dawson who were easily for him to beat at every election he contested.


  1. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-13.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Rex Patterson
Member for Dawson
1975 1996
Succeeded by
De-Anne Kelly

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