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Windsor, Robert Levi (Bob)

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Birth Date: 28 November 1896 (Mackay, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 8 April 1988 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Levi Windsor and Mary (nee Dunn)

Family: (1) Violet Newman on 20 October 1920, (2) Hazel Gladys Gordon on 12 April 1941, 1 son, 4 daughters

Education: Mackay state schools; Brisbane Technical College

Religion: Uniting Church

Career

Engineer, 1919 to 1926; Director and Manager, RL Windsor & Son Pty Ltd, Engineers, Brisbane (established in 1926); Chairman, Condamine Oil Ltd, 1955 to 1957

Military Service: Great War: Stretcher bearer, 1st AIF, 15 Field Ambulance 5 Division, 1914 to 1919; Gassed in 1917. AWL for one month, London, 1919; Enlisted in the Volunteer Defence Corps in 1942 and was discharged in 1943


Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly LIB Fortitude Valley 3 Aug 1957 28 May 1960
Assembly LIB Ithaca 28 May 1960 28 May 1966 Did not contest

Additional Information

Notes: Sunday School supervisor for 30 years and a member of the City Congregationalist Church. He never missed a day of parliamentary sitting, which was a record at the time. When campaigning, he would take a gramophone and a pile of records and play requests to attract and maintain a crowd. Although he did not drink, he used the Breakfast Creek Hotel as a meeting place during his campaign and visited it every day. Interests included tennis, swimming and motoring. Member, Ashfield Tennis Club

Sources: Image sourced from the Windsor Family Collection; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Alexander, JA, Who's Who in Australia, XVIIIth Edition, 1965

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