Doug Shedden (politician)
Shedden was born in Casino, and worked as an electronics firm manager before entering politics. On 7 October 1961 he married Patricia Lewis, with whom he had a daughter. He sat on Bankstown City Council from 1977 to 1987, and was deputy mayor 1980–83. A prominent member of the local Australian Labor Party, he was president of the Greenacre branch for twenty years.
In 1987, the member for the local state seat of Bankstown, Ric Mochalski, resigned after being charged with involvement in the collapse of a property trust. Shedden was selected as the Labor candidate for the by-election, and was elected fairly easily, although independent candidate Kevin Ryan achieved 18.6% of the vote. He was not significantly challenged in subsequent elections, and sat as a Labor backbencher until his retirement in 1999. His retirement allowed Tony Stewart to move to the seat from Lakemba, making way for Hurstville MP Morris Iemma, whose seat had been abolished.
- Parliament of New South Wales (2008). "Mr Douglas James Shedden (1937 - )". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/1fb6ebed995667c2ca256ea100825164/526c449fa47c00674a25674500016597?OpenDocument. Retrieved 20 December 2009.
- Green, Antony (2009). "Contests for Bankstown". NSW Election Database. Parliament of New South Wales. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/resources/nswelectionsanalysis/DistrictIndexes/Bankstown.htm. Retrieved 20 December 2009.