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Alexander Rodney Douglas


Alexander Rodney "Alex" Douglas (born 24 November 1958) is an Australian politician. Born in Brisbane, he comes of a political family: his great grandfather was John Douglas, Premier of Queensland 18771879, and his grandfather was Harry Douglas, a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook 19151929. He was a general practitioner and medical officer before entering parliament, and was deputy chair of the Queensland Division of General Practice. He was also on the Central Council of the National Party.

In April 2006, he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly in a by-election for the Labor seat of Gaven, representing the National Party. He was appointed Deputy Opposition Whip in August, but in the state elections in September he was defeated by Labor candidate Phil Gray. He contested the 2007 federal election as the National candidate for Fadden, but was defeated by the Liberal candidate Stuart Robert.

He is married to Gold Coast City Councillor and Nationals senior vice-president Susie Douglas.

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