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.

George Roberts
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
29 October 1955 – 22 July 1962
Preceded byFrank Guthrie
Succeeded byMaurice Williams
ConstituencyBunbury
Personal details
Born(1913-02-02)2 February 1913
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia
Died22 July 1962(1962-07-22) (aged 49)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLiberal

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b George Frederick Roberts – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
  2. ^ 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
Preceded by
Frank Guthrie
Member for Bunbury
1955–1962
Succeeded by
Maurice Williams