Bob King (Queensland politician)

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Bob King
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Nicklin
In office
2 December 1989 – 22 November 1990
Preceded by Brian Austin
Succeeded by Neil Turner
Personal details
Born Robert George King
(1938-12-13) 13 December 1938 (age 79)
Ayr, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Helene
Occupation Farmer, police officer

Robert George "Bob" King (born 13 December 1938) is a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.

Early life[edit]

Bob King was born in Ayr, the son of John Leslie King, a radio dealer, and Thelma Annie. He attended Mackay state school and became a school teacher, then a primary producer with International Finance and Automotive Management.


From 1985 he was deputy chairman of Maroochy Shire Council.[1]

Originally a member of the National Party, he joined the Liberal Party and at the 1989 election was narrowly elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Nicklin. Following a challenge by the defeated National candidate, Neil Turner, a recount was held, which Turner won; King thus ceased to be a member on 22 November 1990. He unsuccessfully contested the seat again in the 1992 election.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Waterson, D.B. (1993). Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament, 1981–1992. Casket Publications. pp. 5–6. 
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Brian Austin
Member for Nicklin
Succeeded by
Neil Turner