George Roberts (Western Australian politician)
George Frederick Roberts (2 February 1913 – 22 July 1962) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1955 until his death, representing the seat of Bunbury.
|Member of the Legislative Assembly|
of Western Australia
29 October 1955 – 22 July 1962
|Preceded by||Frank Guthrie|
|Succeeded by||Maurice Williams|
|Born||2 February 1913|
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
|Died||22 July 1962 (aged 49)|
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Roberts was born in Bunbury, and attended Bunbury High School. After leaving school, he worked as a livestock auctioneer. He enlisted in the Australian Army in November 1939, and served as a lieutenant with the 2/11th and 2/33rd Battalions in Europe. After being discharged in 1944, Roberts returned to Bunbury, where he became the managing director of a local department store, Haywards. A founding member of the Liberal Party, he was elected to parliament at the 1955 Bunbury by-election, caused by the death of the sitting Labor member, Frank Guthrie. He was re-elected three times (in 1956, 1959, and 1962), but, like his predecessor, died in office. Roberts had married Dorothy Harriet Christey in 1951, with whom he had three children.
- George Frederick Roberts – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
- Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.
|Parliament of Western Australia|
| Member for Bunbury