|Member of the Australian Parliament
1 December 1984 – 31 August 1998
|Preceded by||Peter Steedman|
|Succeeded by||Michael Wooldridge|
|22nd Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives|
30 April 1996 – 3 March 1998
|Preceded by||Stephen Martin|
|Succeeded by||Ian Sinclair|
22 October 1937|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Died||9 February 2016
Holbrook, New South Wales, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Occupation||RAAF Officer (Group Captain)|
|Service/branch||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Years of service||1956–1981|
Robert George "Bob" Halverson OBE (22 October 1937 – 9 February 2016) was an Australian politician, air force officer and diplomat.
Born in Melbourne, he served in the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Air Force from 1956 to 1981, holding the rank of Group Captain, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1978.
In 1984, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Casey. On the election of the Howard Liberal Government in 1996, Halverson was appointed Speaker of the House, a position he held until his resignation in March 1998. He retired from politics at the 1998 election and was appointed the Australian Ambassador to Ireland, which he remained until 2003, when he was succeeded by John Herron. He died of cancer in 2016.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Speaker of the House of Representatives
|Member for Casey
|Australian Ambassador to the Holy See and Australian Ambassador to Ireland
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