Frank Wilson

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Frank Wilson
Frank Wilson
9th Premier of Western Australia
In office
16 September 1910 – 7 October 1911
Preceded byNewton Moore
Succeeded byJohn Scaddan
In office
27 July 1916 – 28 June 1918
Preceded byJohn Scaddan
Succeeded bySir Henry Lefroy
Personal details
Born12 May 1859
Monkwearmouth, Durham, England
Died7 December 1918
Claremont, Western Australia
Political partyMinisterialist
Liberal League
OccupationCoalmine 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. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Black, David (1990). "Wilson, Frank (1859–1918)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Melbourne University Press. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 4 June 2012 – via National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.