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Members’ biographical register


Frank Ernest Gibson


Principal Honours
Commander Order of St John of Jerusalem 1958
Birth
Date: 1878
Place: England, United Kingdom
Parents
Eighth son of Alexander, policeman, and Louisa Herring
Marriage and Family
Married 10 August 1911, District Registry Officer Kalgoorlie to Jean Rodger Ella, daughter of Anton and Jean Sinclair
Children: one son and one daughter
Death
Date: 31 December 1965
Place: Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery: Taken by funeral director at Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Church of England
Education
Grenville College School of Mines, Ballarat, Victoria
1902 qualified at Melbourne College of Pharmacy
Occupation
Pharmacist
Employment History
Went to WA to manage pharmacy at Cue
1909 bought pharmacy at Leonora, 1914 at Fremantle
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Mayor of Leonora 1912–1913
Mayor of Fremantle 1919–1923, 1926–1952
Party
Nationalist to 1945 then Liberal
Date Elected
12 March 1921
Inaugural Speech
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1956
Electorate
Metropolitan-Suburban
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Fremantle 12 March 1921–22 April 1924
  • MLC Metropolitan–Suburban Province (Suburban Province from 1950) 11 July 1942 (by-election)–1 May 1956
  • Contested Fremantle 22 March 1924

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Contested Fremantle House of Representatives 17 November 1928
Background/Membership
First Christian name was Francis
Member Milk Board of Western Australia, Lotteries Commission of WA
1916 Justice of the Peace
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2010, p. 79.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website: http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KC00025168 Accessed 6 January 2015.
Further Information
Hal G. P. Colebatch, 'Gibson, Sir Frank Ernest (1878–1965)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/gibson-sir-frank-ernest-12934/text23371, published first in hardcopy 2005, accessed online 21 December 2015.