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Leonard Hamilton Biography »
Leonard William Hamilton (7 July 1899 – 31 May 1987) was an Australian politician. Born in Jarrahdale, Western Australia, he was educated at Perth Boys School before becoming a wheat and sugar farmer. He served in the military from 1917-1920 and from 1940-1945. In 1946, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Country Party member for Swan, defeating Labor MP Donald Mountjoy. In 1949, he transferred to the new seat of Canning, where he remained until his retirement in 1961. Hamilton later served as President of the Western Australian branch of the Country Party. He died in 1987.