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Roland Wilson (economist)
Sir Roland Wilson
|Secretary of the Department of Labour and National Service|
14 November 1940 – 7 March 1946
|Secretary of the Department of the Treasury|
1 April 1951 – 27 October 1966
|Preceded by||Edward Tannock McPhee|
|Born||(1904-04-07)7 April 1904
Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
|Died||25 October 1996(1996-10-25) (aged 92)
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Sir Roland Wilson(7 April 1904 – 25 October 1996) was a senior Australian public servant and economist.
Life and career
Wilson was born in Ulverstone, Tasmania on 7 April 1904. He studied at Devonport High School, where he won a scholarship to take an economics course at the University of Tasmania. He became a Rhodes Scholar in 1925, the first Tasmanian from a state school to win the scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship took him to the University of Oxford where he studied for the degree of doctor of philosophy.
Awards and honours
The Sir Roland Wilson Building at the Australian National University is named after Wilson, in recognition of his significant contribution to public policy and administration in Australia and in many international forums.
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