Peter Beard (politician)

Peter Francis Beard (born 22 May 1935) is a former Australian politician.

Peter Beard

Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mount Isa
In office
1 November 1986 – 2 December 1989
Preceded byBill Price
Succeeded byTony McGrady
Personal details
Peter Francis Beard

(1935-05-22) 22 May 1935 (age 84)
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLiberal Party
Spouse(s)Gayle Patricia McGarry (m.1959)
Alma materUniversity of Queensland

He was born in Mount Isa to Francis James Beard and Phyllis Mabel, née Fisher. He attended All Souls' Charters Towers before studying for a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland. He then worked as a primary and secondary school teacher, and also as a personnel officer at Mount Isa Mines Ltd, where he had worked as a labourer after high school. He was chairman of the Mount Isa Mines Employees Health Society and secretary of the local branch of the Queensland Teachers Union. A member of the Liberal Party, he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Mount Isa in 1986, rising to become deputy leader of the party in 1988, but he lost his seat in 1989.[1]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bill Price
Member for Mount Isa
Succeeded by
Tony McGrady