Born 3 January 1915
Died 18 January 1988.
Parents: Francis William Robert, hat maker, and Honora Fitzgerald
Marriage: 17 May 1941 Freda May Scott; 3s. (1 deceased)
Occupation: Schoolteacher and public servant
Education: St James', Gardenvale, one year Catholic secondary, Melbourne University, Dip Phys Ed 1940, Taylor's Coaching College (matriculated 1948). Partially completed Melbourne University BCom course 1949-1950
Career: Physical education teacher various private schools 1933-1941; Australian Imperial Force 1941-1943; NCO 10th and 15th infantry training battalion; Royal Australian Air Force 1943-1945, flying officer air crew; Commonwealth public servant, Department of Immigration 1946-1950; awarded Silver Medal, Royal Humane Society 1947 for train track rescue; founding secretary Oakleigh Mentally Retarded Children's Association 1950, v-president 1950-1964, life member 1964; president Vic. Council for Mentally Retarded Children 1954-1964; member Monash University Interim Council 1958-1961; president Vic. Anti Hanging committee 1962-1968; national public relations officer Guide Dogs for the Blind Association 1964-1967; private secretary to Senate deputy opposition leader 1967-1970; executive member Amnesty International (Vic.) 1979, 1980; member Vic. state relief committee 1980- .
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined 1945, office-bearer Brighton, Albert Park, East Oakleigh and Oakleigh branches, campaign organiser Henty (fed.) 1955-1965, executive member Melbourne Ports federal electorate assembly, secretary parl. party 1955-1961, 1970-1976
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Oakleigh||13 May 1950||14 July 1961||Defeated|
|MLA||Albert Park||30 May 1970||4 May 1979|
Appointments: Minister of Health Mar 1955-June 1955. Library committee 1951-1952. Public Works committee 1952-1958. House committee 1955-1958, 1970-1973. Public Accounts committee 1970-1979. Privileges committee 1977-1979.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.