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GORDON, Ian Alexander, (1926-2012)

Ian Gordon (Prefects, 1943)

Ian Gordon (Prefects, 1943)

GORDON, Ian Alexander, (1926-2012), came to the College from Euroa Higher Elementary School, becoming a boarder from 1940 to 1943.

In 1943, he became Head Prefect of the College, and was a keen debater winning the Stanley Calvert Memorial Prize in 1943. He also rowed in the 3rd VIII. During World War II, he enlisted in the RAAF on 16 June, 1944 and served at Mt Gambier until his discharge on 20 September, 1945. After the war, he studied law graduating LLB from Melbourne University in 1949 where he was a resident of Ormond College. He practised law at Ballarat and became President of Ballarat State College, President of Ballarat CAE, and the Wendouree Rotary Club and retired to Point Lonsdale to become an avid golfer. His son, David Gordon, OGC 1978, was also educated at College. Ian died at St John of God Hospital, Geelong on 21 October, 2012.

Sources: Geelong Advertiser 23 Oct, 2012; Sun Herald (Melb) 23 Oct, 2012. OGC 1940.
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