Wilfred Coutts

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Wilfred Coutts
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Griffith
In office
29 May 1954 – 22 November 1958
Preceded by Doug Berry
Succeeded by Arthur Chresby
In office
9 December 1961 – 26 November 1966
Preceded by Arthur Chresby
Succeeded by Don Cameron
Personal details
Born (1908-06-10)10 June 1908
Marburg, Queensland
Died 4 November 1997(1997-11-04) (aged 89)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Salesman

Wilfred Charles Coutts (10 June 1908 – 4 November 1997) was an Australian politician. Born in Marburg, Queensland, he was educated at state schools before becoming a salesman. He was active in local politics as a member of Brisbane City Council. In 1954, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Griffith. He held the seat until his defeat by Liberal candidate Arthur Chresby in 1958. He returned to the House in 1961, defeating Chresby. He held the seat until his defeat in 1966 by Don Cameron. Coutts died in 1997[1] and was buried in Nudgee Cemetery.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ Nudgee Cemetery Mapping InterfaceNudgee Cemetery Retrieved 3 January 2015.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Doug Berry
Member for Griffith
1954–1958
Succeeded by
Arthur Chresby
Preceded by
Arthur Chresby
Member for Griffith
1961–1966
Succeeded by
Don Cameron