Peter Coleman

Australian writer, journalist and politician

William Peter Coleman AO (15 December 1928 – 31 March 2019) was an Australian writer and politician.

Coleman in June 2012

Coleman was a published journalist for over 60 years. He served as editor of The Bulletin (1964–1967) and Quadrant for 20 years. He wrote 16 books on subjects such as politics and biographies. While still working as an editor and journalist, he had a short but important political career. He was a member of the Liberal Party. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1968 to 1978. He served as both as a Minister in the State Cabinet and as Leader of the New South Wales Opposition from 1977 to 1978. He was also the member for Wentworth in the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1987. From 1979 to 1981, he served as Administrator of Norfolk Island. In 2001, Coleman was awarded the Centenary Medal.

Coleman was born in Caulfield, Victoria. He was a graduate of the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics. He was married to Verna Susannah Scott. The couple had three children.

Coleman died on 31 March 2019 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was 90 years old.[1]

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  1. Berkovic, Nikola (1 April 2019). "Truly great man of letters: Writer, intellectual and former politician Peter Coleman dies, aged 90". The Australian. Retrieved 1 April 2019.

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