|14th President of the Western Australian Legislative Council|
27 May 1997 –21 May 2001
|Preceded by||Clive Griffiths|
|Succeeded by||John Cowdell|
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Council|
22 May 1989 –22 May 2009
|Member of the Western Australian Legislative Assembly|
1984 –22 May 1989
|Preceded by||Ray O'Connor|
|Succeeded by||seat abolished|
Samuel Ernest Cash
12 September 1946
Subiaco, Western Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Children||4 (including Michaelia Cash)|
|Alma mater||University of Western Australia|
Samuel Ernest "George" Cash(born 12 September 1946 in Subiaco, Western Australia) is a former Australian politician. A member of the Liberal Party, he represented Mount Lawley in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly, and later was a member of the Western Australian Legislative Council, representing the North Metropolitan Region.
Cash was awarded a Bachelor of Laws and then a Master of Laws at the University of Western Australia, later completing a Bachelor of Business. He worked as a business proprietor and a company director before entering parliament.
In 1984, he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the member for Mount Lawley at a by-election resulting from the resignation from parliament of then premier Ray O'Connor. Cash was re-elected in 1986 but the seat was abolished in a redistribution in 1988. He then switched to the Western Australian Legislative Council and was elected in the 1989 state election under the new proportional system which came into effect for the council. He served 20 years in that chamber, including four years as President between 1997 and 2001, while Richard Court was Premier, and was for several years thereafter the deputy president. He announced his retirement before the 2008 election, and his term ended on 21 May 2009.
In 2010 Cash was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Western Australia, and to the community.He is the father of Western Australian Senator Michaelia Cash.
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