Tony Williams (politician)

Rex Geoffrey "Tony" Williams (9 August 1928 – 19 May 2012) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1977 to 1989, representing the seat of Clontarf.

Tony Williams
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
19 February 1977 – 4 February 1989
Preceded byDon May
Succeeded byNone (abolished)
ConstituencyClontarf
Personal details
Born(1928-08-09)9 August 1928
Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Died19 May 2012(2012-05-19) (aged 83)
Salter Point, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal

Williams was born in Perth to Thelma (née Flanders) and William Bartle Williams. He attended Wesley College, and subsequently worked as a clerk. He eventually came to run his own business, and in October 1972 was also elected to the Swan Shire Council, where he would serve until May 1978.[1] A member of the Liberal Party since 1947, Williams entered parliament at the 1977 state election, winning the seat of Clontarf from the Labor Party. He was re-elected at three subsequent state elections (in 1980, 1983, and 1986),[2] and from 1983 to 1988 served as a Liberal Party whip in the Legislative Assembly. Williams left parliament at the 1989 election, which coincided with the abolition of his seat in a redistribution. He died in Perth in May 2012, aged 84.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Rex (Tony) Geoffrey Williams – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 10 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
Don May
Member for Clontarf
1977–1989
Abolished