Frank Wilson

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Frank Wilson
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Frank Wilson
9th Premier of Western Australia
In office
16 September 1910 – 7 October 1911
Preceded by Newton Moore
Succeeded by John Scaddan
In office
27 July 1916 – 28 June 1918
Preceded by John Scaddan
Succeeded by Sir Henry Lefroy
Personal details
Born 12 May 1859
Monkwearmouth, Durham, England
Died 7 December 1918
Claremont, Western Australia
Political party Ministerialist
Liberal League
Occupation Coalmine owner
Company director

Frank Wilson (12 May 1859 – 7 December 1918) was the 9th Premier of Western Australia from 16 September 1910 until 7 October 1911 and then again from 27 July 1916 until 28 June 1917.[1] He was a member of the various conservative political parties which were formed in Western Australia, including the Liberal Party, the Liberal League, and the Ministerialist Party.[2] He was defeated by the Australian Labor Party in the elections of October 1911. He was able to form a group of anti-labor members in 1916 and become premier a second time. He lost this support when the Country Party was able to form a National Party to support the war effort. He lost his seat in the parliament to the County Party by only four votes in October 1917.[2] Seriously ill with cancer, he died a few months later.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Premiers of Western Australia". Western Australian Electoral Commission. 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black, David (1990). "Wilson, Frank (1859–1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 4 June 2012.  External link in |title= (help)