James Guest

James Vincent Chester Guest (born 20 October 1937) is a former Australian politician.

He was born in Melbourne to James Chester Guest, a business manager and Chairman of the Commercial Bank of Australia, and Patricia, née Hammond. A graduate of Geelong Grammar School, he attended Brasenose College at Oxford University, where he received a Master of Arts; he became a barrister-at-law in Lincolns Inn in 1960. From 1961 he was an associate to Sir Owen Dixon, Chief Justice of Australia; in 1963 he returned to Victoria as a barrister. In 1976 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council as a Liberal member for Monash. He served on a number of committees but never rose from the backbench. He retired in 1996.[1]


  1. Parliament of Victoria (1985). "Guest, James Vincent Chester". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
Victorian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Graham Nicol
Member for Monash
Served alongside: Charles Hider; Don Hayward; Reg Macey; Louise Asher
Succeeded by
Peter Katsambanis
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