William Knox (Queensland politician)

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The Hon
Sir William Knox
OSJ, KSJI
36th Treasurer of Queensland
In office
13 August 1976 – 15 December 1978
Preceded by Gordon Chalk
Succeeded by Llew Edwards
Constituency Nundah
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Nundah
In office
3 August 1957 – 2 December 1989
Preceded by James Hadley
Succeeded by Phil Heath
Personal details
Born (1927-12-14)14 December 1927
Kew, Victoria
Died 22 September 2001(2001-09-22) (aged 73)
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Doris Alexia Ross[1]
Occupation Company secretary, Company director

Sir William Edward Knox OSJ, KSJI (14 December 1927 – 22 September 2001)[2] was born in Kew, Victoria, Australia and was the Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the district of Nundah for the Liberal Party of Australia between from 1957 to 1989.[2]

A company secretary and manager by profession, Knox was Vice President of the Queensland Liberal Party between 1956 and 1957. He was Liberal leader in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 1976–1978 and again from 1983–1988 and was given life membership that same year. He held the portfolios of Health, Justice and Attorney-General. Upon losing his seat to the Australian Labor Party he became involved in community groups. He was State Chairman of the St John Ambulance Association and the President of the Association of Independent Schools of Queensland.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ KNOX, Lady - Doris Alexia (Lex)The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gordon Chalk
Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party in Queensland
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Llew Edwards
Preceded by
Terry White
Parliamentary Leader of the Liberal Party in Queensland
1983–1988
Succeeded by
Angus Innes
Preceded by
Gordon Chalk
Deputy Premier of Queensland
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Llew Edwards
Preceded by
Gordon Chalk
Treasurer of Queensland
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Llew Edwards
Preceded by
Gordon Chalk
Minister for Transport
1965–1972
Succeeded by
Keith Hooper
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
James Hadley
Member for Nundah
1957–1989
Succeeded by
Phil Heath