John Clasby

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John Clasby
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for East Sydney
In office
19 December 1931 – 15 January 1932
Preceded by Eddie Ward
Succeeded by Eddie Ward
Personal details
Born 1891
Warragul, Victoria
Died 15 January 1932 (aged 40–41)
Nationality Australian
Political party United Australia Party
Occupation Lecturer

John Joseph Clasby (1891 – 15 January 1932) was an Australian politician. Born in Warragul, Victoria, he was educated in Victoria before serving in World War I from 1914-17. He became a commercial traveller and lecturer on his return. In 1931, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the United Australia Party member for East Sydney, defeating the sitting MP, Eddie Ward of the Lang Labor party. Clasby died just a month later, before he took his seat in the House, and a 1932 East Sydney by-election was held which Ward won.[1]


  1. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-06.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Eddie Ward
Member for East Sydney
1931 – 1932
Succeeded by
Eddie Ward