Richard Cleaver

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Richard Cleaver

Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
10 December 1955 – 25 October 1969
Preceded byHarry Webb
Succeeded byAdrian Bennett
Personal details
Born(1917-08-16)16 August 1917
Perth, Western Australia
Died25 October 2006(2006-10-25) (aged 89)
Murdoch, Western Australia
Political partyLiberal Party of Australia
OccupationManagement consultant

Richard Cleaver AM, CBE (16 August 1917 – 25 October 2006) was an Australian politician. Born in Perth, Western Australia, he was educated at Perth Modern School before becoming a chartered secretary and accountant, and then a management consultant. He served in the military 1941–1946. In 1955, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Swan. He held the seat until his defeat in 1969.[1] Cleaver died in 2006 at St John of God Hospital Hospice in Murdoch, Western Australia.[2]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2 August 2008.
  2. ^ "Cleaver dies aged 86". ABC News. 26 October 2006. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harry Webb
Member for Swan
Succeeded by
Adrian Bennett