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Kenneth Burgoyne (Ken) Tomkins (14 September 1917 – 20 July 1990) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Ken Tomkins
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Roma
In office
24 June 1967 – 22 October 1983
Preceded byWilliam Ewan
Succeeded byRussell Cooper
Personal details
Born
Kenneth Burgoyne Tomkins

(1917-09-14)14 September 1917
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died20 July 1990(1990-07-20) (aged 72)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyCountry Party/National Party
Spouse(s)Lillian Jean Robinson
OccupationGrazier

PoliticsEdit

Ken Tomkins was a member of the Bungil Shire Council from 1949 to 1967 and its chairman from 1967 to 1975.[1]

On 14 March 1967, the Country Party member for Roma in the Queensland Legislative Assembly, William Ewan, died. Standing as the Country Party candidate, Ken Tomkins won the resulting by-election on 24 June 1967. He held that seat until 22 October 1983, when he did not contest the 1983 election.[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tomkins, Mr Kenneth Bourgoyne (Ken)". Re-Member Database. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Part 2.19 - Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Part 2.21 - Representatives of Queensland State Electorates 1860-2015" (PDF). Queensland Parliamentary Record 2012-2015: The 54th Parliament. Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Ewan
Member for Roma
1967–1983
Succeeded by
Russell Cooper