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Watson, Robert Hodgson (Bob)

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Birth Date: 12 October 1896 (Durham, England, United Kingdom)

Death Date: 26 March 1959 (Coorparoo, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Watson and Elizabeth Ann (nee Forster)

Family: Ethel Agnes Mutch on 8 December 1920, 2 daughters

Education: Primary school

Religion: Presbyterian


Family cane farm, Mourilyan, then to Mossman and Edmonton; Farmer, Palma (near Babinda), 1924; Inspector, Babinda Central Mill and Chairman of Directors; Cane farmer, Bartle Frere, 1953 to 1955

Local Government Service: Chairman, Mulgrave Shire Council for 11 years

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly CP Mulgrave 29 Apr 1950 7 Mar 1953
Assembly CP Mulgrave 3 Aug 1957 26 Mar 1959 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Member and Executive Officer, Australian Sugar Producers' Association. Chairman, District Cane Growers Executive, Cairns. Freemason and Rotarian

Sources: Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982); Lack, Clem, Three Decades of Queensland Political History, 1929-1960 (Brisbane: Government Printer, 1962); The Courier-Mail, 'Great loss to north', 28 Mar 1959

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 19 July 2017]