John Peter Sim, CBE (21 June 1917 – 29 July 2015) was an Australian politician. Born in Colac, Victoria, he was a farmer in Western Australia before serving in the military 1941–1946. He was Vice-President of the Western Australian Liberal Party 1960–1962. On 26 November 1964, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Liberal Senator for Western Australia, filling the casual vacancy caused by the death of Senator Seddon Vincent.[1] The Australian Constitution dictated that a special Senate election had to be held at the same time as the lower house 1966 election, but Sim was re-elected. He held the seat until his retirement in 1980.[1][2] Sim was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) on 31 December 1982, for service to parliament.[3]

Peter Sim
Senator for Western Australia
In office
26 November 1964 – 30 June 1981
Preceded bySeddon Vincent
Personal details
John Peter Sim

(1917-06-21)21 June 1917
Colac, Victoria, Australia
Died29 July 2015(2015-07-29) (aged 98)
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
SpousePaula Susan Clarkson
OccupationFarmer, soldier
Military service
Branch/serviceAustralian Army
Years of service1941–1946
Unit23rd/21st Battalion
14th/32nd Battalion
3rd New Guinea Infantry Battalion
Battles/warsWorld War II

Sim died on 29 July 2015, aged 98.[4]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b Bolton, Geoffrey (2010). "SIM, John Peter (1917–2015)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Retrieved 17 January 2023.
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 19 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) entry for John Peter Sim". It's an Honour, Australian Honours Database. Canberra, Australia: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 31 December 1982. Retrieved 18 January 2023.
  4. ^ "Vale: John Peter Sim". Australian Institute of International Affairs. Retrieved 11 August 2015.