Frank Timson

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Frank Timson
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Higinbotham
In office
10 December 1949 – 16 October 1960
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Don Chipp
Personal details
Born (1909-02-09)9 February 1909
Melbourne, Victoria
Died 16 October 1960(1960-10-16) (aged 51)
South Korea
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Firm director

Thomas Frank Timson MBE (9 February 1909 – 16 October 1960) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he was educated at Caulfield Grammar School and Wesley College before becoming the director of a Melbourne importing and exporting firm. He served in the military 1940–1945. He was awarded the MBE in the military division and, having enlisted as a Private in 1940, was discharged from the AIF in 1945 with the rank of Major. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for the new seat of Higinbotham. He held the seat until his death in 1960, when he died while on a parliamentary goodwill mission in South Korea.[1][2]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
  2. ^ "DEATH OF MR. THOMAS FRANK TIMSON, M.B.E., M.P". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  • "New Members of Parliament", The Canberra Times, Monday 30 January 1950.[1]
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Higinbotham
Succeeded by
Don Chipp