|Senator for Tasmania|
13 December 1975 – 31 January 1994
|Succeeded by||Eric Abetz|
|Born||21 August 1929|
Calder, Tasmania, Australia
|Died||10 March 2013 (aged 83)|
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
|Relations||Dick Archer (brother)|
|Occupation||Real estate consultant, farmer|
Archer was born in Calder, Tasmania. His older brother was state upper house politician Dick Archer. Archer worked as a real estate consultant and farmer before being elected to parliament at the 1975 election, and served as a Senator from 13 December 1975 until his resignation on 31 January 1994.
When John Howard became Leader of the Opposition in September 1985, Archer was appointed Shadow Special Minister of State and Spokesman on Science. He held those positions until August 1987.
He died on 10 March 2013, aged 83.
- Bennett, Scott & Barbara (2016). Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament 1825–1980. Parliament of Tasmania.
- The Mercury, Obituaries 11 March 2013
- "Biography for ARCHER, Brian Roper". Parliament of Australia Parliamentary Library. Retrieved 25 November 2007.[permanent dead link]
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