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Jack Houston (John William Houston) was born on 30 December, 1919 in Wick, Scotland, United Kingdom, is a politician. Discover Jack Houston’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 89 years old?

Popular As John William Houston
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Age 89 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born 30 December 1919
Birthday 30 December
Birthplace Wick, Scotland, United Kingdom
Date of death (2008-10-27)
Died Place N/A
Nationality United Kingdom

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Who Is Jack Houston’s Wife?

His wife is Joan Catherine Lindsay
​ ​(m. 1942; his death 2008)​

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Jack Houston Net Worth

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Houston died in 2008 and is buried in Brisbane’s Balmoral Cemetery.


After Melloy stood down in 1976 he was returned to the deputy leadership where he served until he retired in 1980.


After the disastrous election of 1974 where the ALP was reduced to just 11 seats, with Tucker and his deputy Newton losing their seats, Houston contested the deputy leadership against Jack Melloy but he was unsuccessful. He served as Shadow Treasurer and Shadow Minister for Police.


As opposition leader he established an arrangement of nominating ‘shadow spokespeople’ for specific portfolios which led in 1970 to the formation of Labor’s first formal ‘shadow ministry’ of 14 members.


After failing to make significant inroads into the coalition’s majority at either the 1969 or 1972 elections there were reports that Houston would be leaving the leadership either through appointment to the Qantas board or as High Commissioner to New Zealand, however these never came to pass.


Following the 1966 election deputy leader Eric Lloyd became the subject of attacks from the extra-parliamentary wing of the Labor party, as well as within the caucus. As a result party leader Jack Duggan supported Houston in challenging Lloyd which he did successfully by 15 votes to 10.

Three months later on 11 October 1966 Duggan abruptly resigned as leader due to a “taxation difficulty of some magnitude”. In the following ballot Houston defeated Pat Hanlon (son of former Premier Ned Hanlon) by 14 votes to 12 to become the new leader.


He first entered Parliament at the 1957 election that saw Labor swept from office following a split.


He married Joan Catherine Lindsay on 18 March 1942. They had two children, one son & one daughter.


John William Houston (30 December 1919 – 27 October 2008) was an Australian politician. He was the Labor member for Bulimba in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1957 to 1980. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Queensland Parliament from 11 October 1966 to 22 July 1974.

Born in Scotland in 1919 to James Houston and Florence (nee Tilley) he moved to Australia and became electrical fitter and mechanic and later a teacher of electrical trades subjects.