Dr Raymond Marginson was educated at Kew State School, East Kew Central School, Melbourne High School and The University Of Melbourne. In 1947 he married Betty May Reilly, who was awarded an AM in 1993.
He joined the Commonwealth Public Service on 20 July 1948 as a research clerk in the Department of Transport, moving to the Postmaster General's Department in 1950, where he held numerous posts. In 1966 he resigned from the Commonwealth Public Service, when he was appointed Vice Principal of the University of Melbourne. Held that position until 1988, although during this time he also obtained an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship to the USA in 1968 and was Part-time Chairman MMBW/Melbourne Water from 1982 to 1992.
He received the AM in 1985 for his services to university administration. Ray was President of the Council of Museum Victoria in the late 1980s, and along with his wife Betty has played an important philanthropic role for many Victorian Cultural Institutions.
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