William Arthur (Australian politician)

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William Arthur
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Barton
In office
26 November 1966 – 25 October 1969
Preceded by Len Reynolds
Succeeded by Len Reynolds
Personal details
Born (1918-04-16)16 April 1918
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 28 February 1982(1982-02-28) (aged 63)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Journalist
Military service
Allegiance Australia Australia
Service/branch Australian Army
Years of service 1941–1946
Rank Lieutenant
Unit 103 Convalescent Depot

William Tevlin Arthur (16 April 1918 – 28 February 1982) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he attended state schools and was on military service from 1941 to 1946.[1] Subsequently he was a journalist, scriptwriter and research officer.[2] He first contested the Australian House of Representatives seat of Barton in 1954, but was unsuccessful. However, in 1966 he defeated Labor member Len Reynolds and was elected for the Liberal Party. He held the seat until 1969 when he was defeated by Reynolds, whereupon he became a consultant.[2] He died in 1982.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World War II Nominal Roll
  2. ^ a b Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Len Reynolds
Member for Barton
1966 – 1969
Succeeded by
Len Reynolds