Roy Harvey

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Roy Harvey
AM
11th Lord Mayor of Brisbane
In office
1982–1985
Preceded by Frank Sleeman
Succeeded by Sallyanne Atkinson
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Stafford
In office
27 May 1972 – 7 December 1974
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Terry Gygar
Personal details
Born William Charles Roy Harvey
(1921-01-06)6 January 1921
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died 23 April 2006(2006-04-23) (aged 85)
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Pearl Ruby Jess (m.1949)
Occupation Politician
Religion Lutheran

William Charles Roy "Roy" Harvey (6 January 1921 – 23 April 2006)[1] , more commonly known as Roy Harvey, was Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 1982 until 1985. A member of the Australian Labor Party, he spent a total of 27 years on the Council.

History[edit]

Harvey was elected for seven three year terms as an Alderman of the Brisbane City Council representing the Council Ward of Kedron 1952-1973. He was the Labor member for Stafford in the Queensland Legislative Assembly from 1972-1974. He represented the Brisbane City Council Ward of Mitchelton 1979-1982 and held the office of Vice-Mayor of the City of Brisbane 1979-1982. Harvey also served on Finance Committee 1953-1955 and as Chairman 1979-1982. He was a member of the Health Committee 1955-1957 and the Works Committee 1957-1961. He was also served on the Establishment and Co-Ordination Committee 1961-1973,1979–1982 and as Chairman 1982-1985 and in addition as Chairman of the Council Transit and Electricity Committee 1961-1973.

Lord Mayor[edit]

Harvey was elected the position of Lord Mayor of Brisbane in 1982 and served until 1985. His wife, Pearl, acted as Lady Mayoress. His term included Brisbane's hosting of the 1982 Commonwealth Games. His predecessor in office, Frank Sleeman had secured the games for Brisbane. Harvey was defeated when he stood for re-election in 1985 against Liberal candidate, Sallyanne Atkinson. Dying in 2006, Harvey was accorded a state funeral[1] and buried in Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Harvey William Charles Roy — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
Parliament of Queensland
New seat Member for Stafford
1972–1974
Succeeded by
Terry Gygar
Civic offices
Preceded by
Frank Sleeman
Lord Mayor of Brisbane
1982–1985
Succeeded by
Sallyanne Atkinson