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Robert Ernest Clothier


Birth
Date: 26 March 1877
Place: Bulimba, Queensland, Australia
Arrival in WA
To Western Australia in 1904
Parents
Son of Frederick Robert, stonemason, and Clara Pashen
Marriage and Family
Married 18 January 1905, St Bartholomew's Church, Perth to Ethel May Gluyas (daughter of James Bennett and
Elizabeth Angwin)
Children: one son and one daughter
Widowed 21 September 1961
Death
Date: 31 May 1964
Place: Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Bootmaker and union secretary
Employment History
Bootmaker by trade
Also boot salesman
For many years foreman of boot factory in Perth owned by Berryman & Co
Secretary Bootmakers’ Union
Storeman with Water Supply Department 1936–1938
Secretary Friendly Society of Western Australia
Grand District Chief Ranger, Australian Order of Foresters, WA
Secretary Maylands Order for 20 years
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
8 April 1933
Inaugural Speech
Clothier, Robert Ernest Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
Search for speeches by Robert Clothier
Year Retired/Resigned
1936
Electorate
Maylands
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Maylands 8 April 1933–15 February 1936
  • Contested Maylands 15 February 1936

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Senator for Western Australia 1 July 1938 (elected 23 October 1937)–30 June 1950
  • Contested Senate 10 December 1949

Office
  • Government Whip 1943–1949
  • Opposition Whip 1949–1950
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 47.
West Australian, 10 April 1933, 2 June 1964.
Who's Who in Australia (1959)
Rydon.