Baxter, William Edward (Bill)

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Birth Date: 29 May 1907 (Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 5 July 1978 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Edward and Catherine

Family: May Reardon on 29 September 1929, 2 daughters

Education: Chinchilla State School

Religion: Church of England


Clerk, South Brisbane, 1952 to 1953; Clerk, Clapham Junction, 1950 to 1952; Labourer, Brisbane 1946 to 1950; Fireman, Townsville and Cloncurry, 1942; Fireman, Roma 1937 to 1946; Cleaner, Mayne 1936 to 1937; Railway worker and engine cleaner, Roma 1926 to 1936; Bushworker

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Norman 7 Mar 1953 28 May 1960
Assembly ALP Hawthorne 28 May 1960 28 May 1966

Additional Information

Notes: Interests included lawn bowls. Officer, Australian Railways Union. Player, Rugby League, Roma. Referee, Rugby League, Brisbane. Bill Baxter enjoyed a substantial personal following but lost his preselection and at the subsequent election in 1966 stood as an Independent Labor member and was defeated

Sources: The Courier-Mail, 'Printer is ALP pick', 16 Apr 1966; Hughes, Colin A, Images and Issues: the Queensland State Elections of 1963 and 1966 (Canberra: ANU Press, 1969); Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

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