Geoffrey Giles

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Geoffrey Giles
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Angas
In office
20 June 1964 – 10 December 1977
Preceded by Alec Downer
Succeeded by Division abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wakefield
In office
10 December 1977 – 4 February 1983
Preceded by Bert Kelly
Succeeded by Neil Andrew
Personal details
Born (1923-06-27)27 June 1923
Adelaide, South Australia
Died 18 December 1990(1990-12-18) (aged 67)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Grazier

Geoffrey O'Halloran Giles (27 June 1923 – 18 December 1990) was an Australian politician. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, a son of Hew O'Halloran Giles, and Nellie Cosford Giles, née Verco (1901–1965), eldest daughter of Dr. W. A. Verco. They lived at Thorngate, then "Willyama", Medindie and he was educated in Victoria at Geelong Grammar School before returning to South Australia to attend the University of Adelaide and Roseworthy College. He became a grazier and cattle breeder, and served in the military from 1942 to 1945 during World War II.

In 1959, he was elected to a Southern district seat in the Legislative Council as a Liberal and Country League member. In 1964, he resigned to contest the by-election for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Angas caused by the resignation of Alec Downer; he won the seat as a candidate for the LCL's federal counterpart, the Liberal Party. He held Angas until its abolition in 1977. He then followed most of his constituents into neighboring Wakefield, defeating fellow Liberal Bert Kelly for preselection. Giles served as the member for Wakefield until his retirement in 1983.

He died in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Alec Downer
Member for Angas
1964 – 1977
Succeeded by
Division abolished
Preceded by
Bert Kelly
Member for Wakefield
1977 – 1983
Succeeded by
Neil Andrew