Tom Hart (Australian politician)

Thomas George "Tom" Hart (27 November 1904 – 14 December 1972) was an Australian farmer and politician who was a Country Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1962 to 1967, representing the seat of Roe.

Tom Hart
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
31 March 1962 – 30 June 1967
Preceded byCharles Perkins
Succeeded byBill Young
ConstituencyRoe
Personal details
Born(1904-11-27)27 November 1904
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died14 December 1972(1972-12-14) (aged 68)
Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyCountry

Hart was born in Ballarat, Victoria, and spent his early life as a butcher in Geelong West. He moved to Western Australia in 1929 and took up land at Ongerup, in the state's Great Southern region. Hart became prominent in agricultural circles, serving as a director and vice-chairman of Co-operative Bulk Handling, as a farmers' union official, and on the board of the state marketing board for barley. He also served on the Gnowangerup Road Board from 1946 to 1957.[1] Hart entered parliament at the 1962 state election, replacing the retiring Charles Perkins in Roe, a Country Party safe seat. He was re-elected at the 1965 election, but resigned from parliament in June 1967 after a little over five years in office.[2] Hart eventually retired to Albany, dying there in December 1972, aged 68. He had married Vivien Bertha Bridgeman in 1928, with whom he had five children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas George Hart – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 13 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
Charles Perkins
Member for Roe
1962–1967
Succeeded by
Bill Young