Brian Archer

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Brian Archer
Senator for Tasmania
In office
13 December 1975 – 31 January 1994
Succeeded byEric Abetz
Personal details
Born(1929-08-21)21 August 1929
Calder, Tasmania, Australia
Died10 March 2013(2013-03-10) (aged 83)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Political partyLiberal
RelationsDick Archer (brother)
OccupationReal estate consultant, farmer

Brian Roper Archer (21 August 1929 – 10 March 2013) was an Australian Senator who represented the Liberal Party for the state of Tasmania.

Archer was born in Calder, Tasmania. His older brother was state upper house politician Dick Archer.[1] 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.[2]


  1. ^ Bennett, Scott & Barbara (2016). Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament 1825–1980. Parliament of Tasmania.
  2. ^ The Mercury, Obituaries 11 March 2013

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