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Members’ biographical register

Roy Frederick Claughton

Date: 14 August 1927
Place: Bassendean, Western Australia
Son of James Edward Frederick, nurseryman/green-keeper and curator for Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), and Mabel Alice Parker
Marriage and Family
Married 14 May 1955, St Mary’s Church, West Perth to Judith Mae Devereux (daughter of Timothy Michael and Frances Mae Abbott)
Children: two sons and two daughters
Date: 26 April 2012
Place: Kalamunda, Western Australia
Cemetery: Taken by funeral director at Karrakatta Cemetery
Church of England
Bassendean Primary School and Perth Boys School
University of Western Australia
Claremont Teachers’ College (BA, Dip of Teaching)
Employment History
Worked as storehand 1942–1948
Assisted father in nursery business 1949–1950
Trainee teacher 1951–1953
Teacher at Morawa Primary School 1954–1956; Bridgetown Junior High School 1957–1959; North Perth Primary School 1960–1962; Innaloo Primary School 1963–1966; Mirrabooka High School 1967
Local Government Service
Perth Shire Council May 1969–May 1970
Joined Australian Labor Party (ALP) 1966
Life member 1980
WA State Parliamentary Branch ALP
Date Elected
22 May 1968
Inaugural Speech
Claughton, Roy Frederick, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Search for speeches by Roy Claughton
Year Retired/Resigned
North Metropolitan
Parliamentary Service
  • MLC North Metropolitan Province 22 May 1968–21 May 1980
  • Contested North Metropolitan Province 23 March 1980

  • Party Whip 1974–1980

  • Deputy Chairman of Committees 1971–1974
  • Member Standing Orders Committees 1971–1974
  • Member Joint Printing Committee 1977–1980

Royal Commissions
  • Member Honorary Royal Commission on the Corridor Plan for Perth 1971–1972

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association
  • Represented WA branch Commonwealth Parliamentary Association at 14th Australasian Regional Conference, Adelaide, 1977
Founding chairman Family Planning Association 1971, life member
Patron Abortion Law Reform Association from 1969
Member Board Western Australian Museum 1974
Member Board Perth Institute of Film and Television 1971–1974, 1978–1980
Member Lotteries Commission 1983-1986
Member and then chairman Charitable Collections Advisory Committee from circa 1984
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.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 6 May 2015.
Who's Who in Australia (1977)