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Leslie Robert Coates

Leslie Robert Coates

Born
09 June 1898 (Brighton, Victoria)
Died
20 February 1976 (Moorabbin. Cheltenham new cemetery)
Parents
Robert Brooke, market gardener, and Jane Annie Boxshall
Marriage
c1924 Hilda Grace Hedberg; 1s. 1d.
Occupation
Cigar maker
Religion
Methodist
Education
Moorabbin State School
Career
Cigar maker States Tobacco Company; Trades Hall Council delegate; after parl. clerk Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works; member Australian Natives Association; life member and president Frankston-Glenhuntly Cricket Association 1934-1954; founding president McKinnon Bowls Club 1950-1953; member Moorabbin Technical School Council 1954-1976; president McKinnon High School Council 1954-1964; JP; chairman Nepean Co-operative Housing Society 1960-1976; member management board Kingston Centre 1963-1976, Hospital and Benevolent Wages Board 1969-1976; administered Moorabbin Meals on Wheels 1964-1976; founding and life member Moorabbin Cricket Club; helped initiate move of St Kilda Football Club to Moorabbin 1964; member St Kilda Football Club committee 1965-1970.;Moorabbin city councillor 1947-1974, mayor 1949-1950, 1953-1954, 1961-1962, 1969-1970
Party
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Left 1964 after losing Moorabbin preselection, rejoined 1972
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Dandenong
6th Dec 1952
 
27th May 1955
 

*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.

Other seats contested
Dandenong 1950, Moorabbin 1955, 1958, 1961, Higinbotham (fed.) 1955
References
Who's Who in Australia 1955; Age 23 June 1964; Herald 28 Apr 1970; Moorabbin Standard News 25 Feb, 3 Mar 1976; personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)