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Biographical entry Forrest, James Alexander (1905 - 1990)

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Born
10 March 1905
Kerang, Victoria, Australia
Died
26 September 1990
Occupation
Company director and Lawyer

Summary

(Sir) James Alexander Forrest completed a five-year articled clerks' course at the University of Melbourne and was admitted to practice in 1930. Three years later he was admitted to partnership in Hedderwick Fookes & Alston and began to consolidate his reputation as an outstanding young commercial lawyer. In 1950 Forrest was invited to join the board of Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd. and in 1953 he became Chairman. He went on to become Director of many other companies and organisations. In 1977 Forrest was elected a special Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA).

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1923
Career position - Filing Clerk at Hedderwick Fookes & Alston
1925 - 1929
Education - Five-year articled clerks' course completed at the University of Melbourne
1930
Career position - Admitted to practice (as a Barrister and Solicitor)
1933 - c. 1950
Career position - Partner in Hedderwick Fookes & Alson
c. 1940 - c. 1945
Career position - Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Air Force Intelligence section
1945 - 1957
Career position - Director of the branch Board of the AMP Society
1950 - 1953
Career position - Board member of Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd.
1950 - 1959
Career position - Board member of the predecessor of the National Bank of Australasia Ltd.
1953 - 1977
Career position - Chair of Australian Consolidated Industries Ltd.
1957 - 1977
Career position - Chairman of the branch Board of the AMP Society
1961 - 1977
Career position - Director of the AMP Society Board
1967
Award - Knighted
1969 - 1980
Career position - Chair of the National Bank of Australia
1970 -
Career position - Board member of Western Mining Corporation
1970 -
Career position - Chairman of Alcoa of Australia Ltd.
1977
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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McCarthy, G.J.