Robert Holt

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Robert Holt
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Darebin
In office
10 December 1955 – 14 October 1958
Preceded by Tom Andrews
Succeeded by Frank Courtnay
Personal details
Born (1913-06-09)9 June 1913
Launceston, Tasmania
Died 1 May 1985(1985-05-01) (aged 70)
Montrose, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Barrister

Robert Wilfred Holt, known as Bob Holt[1] (9 June 1913 – 1 May 1985)[1] was an Australian politician, a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly and, later, of the Parliament of Australia.

Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Holt was educated in Melbourne at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne.[1] He became a barrister in 1940. In 1945 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Portland.[2] He was defeated in 1947, but re-elected in 1950. He was Minister for Lands and Social Settlement from 1952-53.[2] In 1955 he transferred to federal politics, winning the Australian House of Representatives seat of Darebin. Just three years later, in 1958, he retired from politics. Holt died in 1985.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Murray, Robert. "Holt, Robert Wilfred (Bob) (1913–1985)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 31 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Holt, Robert Wilfred". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. 
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
New title Member for Portland
Succeeded by
Harry Hedditch
Preceded by
Harry Hedditch
Member for Portland
Succeeded by
George Gibbs
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Tom Andrews
Member for Darebin
Succeeded by
Frank Courtnay