|Member of the Australian Parliament
13 December 1975 – 19 February 1990
|Preceded by||John Gorton|
|Succeeded by||Peter Costello|
|Born||5 August 1936|
|Died||18 January 1998(aged 61)|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Roger Francis Shipton, OAM (5 August 1936 – 18 January 1998) was an Australian politician. In 1975 he succeeded former Prime Minister Sir John Gorton as the Liberal Party member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Higgins.
In the lead up to the 1990 Federal Election it was suggested that he would stand aside to allow John Elliott to take his seat, and the leadership of the Federal Liberal Party, but he declined to make way for Elliot and remained the member for Higgins.
Despite his stand he was successfully challenged for pre-selection by Peter Costello with support from Michael Kroger and retired from parliament after being defeated. He died in 1998 due to complications following heart surgery.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Higgins
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