George Pearce

Australian politician from Queensland

Henry George Pearce (born 17 September 1917) is a former Australian politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1949 to 1961, representing the Liberal Party in the Division of Capricornia.

George Pearce
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Pearce in 1956
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Capricornia
In office
10 December 1949 – 9 December 1961
Preceded byCharles Davidson
Succeeded byGeorge Gray
Personal details
Born (1917-09-17) 17 September 1917 (age 104)
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Nell Graham (m. 1939)

In 1960, Pearce was made Government Whip in the House of Representatives under Hubert Opperman.[1]

Pearce turned 100 years old in September 2017. He is the first member of federal parliament to live to be 100. He and Bill Grayden are the only surviving MPs from the 1940s.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mr. Opperman New Shipping Minister". The Age. 6 February 1960.
  2. Staff (3 October 2017). "Who's Left: Surviving Members Of Every House Of Representatives Since 1949". australianpolitics.com. Retrieved 3 October 2017.