Maurice Williams (politician)

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Maurice Williams
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
1 September 1962 28 February 1973
Preceded by George Roberts
Succeeded by John Sibson
Constituency Bunbury
Personal details
Born(1926-06-26)26 June 1926
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Died3 July 2004(2004-07-03) (aged 78)
Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Political party Liberal

Maurice Clifford Williams (26 June 1926 – 3 July 2004) was an Australian politician who was a Liberal Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1962 to 1973, representing the seat of Bunbury.

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Williams was born in Perth, but educated primarily in country Western Australia, attending Eastern Goldfields High School. He went on to study metal moulding at Perth Technical College, and eventually started a foundry in Bunbury. [1] Williams entered parliament at the 1962 Bunbury by-election, which had been caused by the death of the sitting Liberal member, George Roberts. [2] He was appointed deputy chairman of committees after the 1968 state election, and served until he resigned from parliament in February 1973. [1] Williams attempted to re-enter parliament at the 1977 state election, contesting the seat of Collie, but was easily defeated by the sitting Labor member, Tom Jones. [2] After leaving politics, he retired to a property at Burekup. He remained involved in community affairs, however, helping to organise the celebrations for Bunbury's proclamation as a city in 1979, and later serving as the executive officer of Bunbury's visitor centre. Williams died in Fremantle in July 2004, aged 78. He had married Betty Dick in 1952, with whom he had three sons. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Maurice Clifford Williams – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  2. 1 2 Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN   0730984095.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
George Roberts
Member for Bunbury
1962–1973
Succeeded by
John Sibson