Arthur Marshall (politician)

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Arthur Marshall
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Dawesville
In office
14 December 1996 – 26 February 2005
Preceded by New creation
Succeeded by Kim Hames
Member of the Western Australian Parliament
for Murray
In office
6 February 1993 – 14 December 1996
Preceded by Keith Reid
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1934-08-05) 5 August 1934 (age 82)
East Fremantle, Western Australia
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Children Dixie Marshall
Scott Marshall
Occupation Tennis professional

Arthur Dix Marshall (born 5 August 1934)[1] is an Australian former politician and sportsman from Western Australia.


Marshal was born in East Fremantle and was educated at Wesley College, Perth. He is the father of Dixie Marshall, a local television newsreader and Scott Marshall, who now coaches at Marshall's Tennis Academy.[2]

Sporting career[edit]

Marshall played Australian rules football for East Fremantle Football Club in the Western Australian National Football League (WANFL). Between 1954 and 1961 played 20 league for East Fremantle.[3]

In 1955 and 1956 he entered the Wimbledon Championships, losing in the first and third rounds respectively.

In later life Marshall served as a football commentator with the Seven Network, and established the Arthur Marshall Tennis Academy in 1958.


Marshall first contested a seat at the 1990 Fremantle state by-election as a Liberal candidate. He achieved 35.70% of the vote against Labor candidate Jim McGinty's 33.75%, but lost after the distribution of preferences.[4] He won the seat of Murray in the 1993 election, succeeding Keith Read. A redistribution in 1994 saw the seat abolished and he was elected to the new seat of Dawesville at the 1996 election.[5] He was re-elected in 2001 and retired at the 2005 election.


  1. ^ "Mr Arthur Dix Marshall MLA". Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 
  2. ^ "WA election 2005 - Retiring MP's". ABC News online. 16 February 2005. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-04. 
  3. ^ "Footballers in the House" (PDF). Parliament of Western Australia. May 2007. p. 2. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics, Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth: Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. p. 102. ISBN 0-7309-8409-5. 
  5. ^ "1996 election results from Dawesville" (PDF). WA Electoral Commission. Retrieved 2008-03-21. 

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