Frank Gibson (politician)
Sir Frank Ernest Gibson (11 July 1878 – 31 December 1965) was an Australian politician.
Born at Egerton, Victoria, to Irish-born policeman Alexander Gibson and Louisa Herring, he attended Grenville College and the School of Mines at Ballarat before moving to Western Australia as a qualified pharmacist, setting up a business in Leonora in 1909. He married Jean Rodger Dunkley on 10 August 1911 at Kalgoorlie.
In 1914 he moved to Fremantle, of which he was mayor for twenty-nine years (1919–23, 1926–51). Sir Frank gave his official farewell speech on 19 November 1951 at last council meeting before the elections were held on 24 November, where Cr William F Samson was elected unopposed as major.
In 1921 he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the Nationalist member for Fremantle; he was defeated in 1924. He was later a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council from 1942 to 1956, in 1945 being one of the foundation members of the Liberal Party. He was knighted in 1948.
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