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Sir Francis Anthony (Frank) Meere (1895–1985)

Many present and former senior public servants attended yesterday's Requiem Mass for the late Sir Frank Meere, a former Comptroller-General of Customs, at St Christopher's Cathedral, Manuka.

Sir Frank, who died on Monday, was in his 90th year.

During his distinguished career, which began in 1913, Sir Frank held many senior positions in the Commonwealth Public Service, mainly in the Department of Trade and Customs.

He remained active in public affairs after his retirement and held several company directorships. From 1962 to 1973 he was Special Advisory Authority on Emergency Import Protection.

He was also Deputy Director of the Division of Import Procurement in Brisbane from 1942 to 1945 and Administrative Officer of the Central Import Licensing Branch in 1946-47.

Sir Frank was secretary of the ACT branch of the Commonwealth Public Service Clerical Association from 1928 to 1941 and a life member of the association.

He was active in the Catholic Church in Canberra and advised the church heirarchy on negotiations with the Government.

Sir Frank is survived by his second wife, Lady Mary Irene Meere, and his sons Bernard, of Canberra, and Peter, of Brisbane.

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  • photo, Canberra Times, 23 July 1960, p 6
  • photo, Canberra Times, 25 May 1962, p 2

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