James Webster (Australian politician)

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Webster in 1969

James Joseph Webster (born 14 June 1925) is an Australian politician. He was a member of the National Party. He served as a Senator for Victoria from 1964 to 1980. He was also Minister for Science (1975–1978) and Science and the Environment (1978–1979) in the Fraser Government. He left politics to become High Commissioner to New Zealand, serving from 1980 to 1983.

Webster was born on Flinders Island, Tasmania. His father, Leslie Webster, was also a politician. From 1957 until their divorce in 1989, he was married to Jean Elizabeth Drake. The couple had four sons. In 1993, he married Jeanette Edgeworth Hillis.[1]

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  1. "Webster, James Joseph (1925–)". The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate. Retrieved 23 February 2020.