Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Robert Ernest Clothier
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 26 March 1877 Place Bulimba, Queensland, Australia
Arrival in WA
To Western Australia in 1904
Parents
Son of Frederick Robert, stonemason, and Clara Pashen
Marriage and Family
Married 18 January 1905, St Bartholomew's Church, Perth to Ethel May Gluyas (daughter of James Bennett and
Elizabeth Angwin)
Children: one son and one daughter
Widowed 21 September 1961
Death
Date 31 May 1964Place Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Bootmaker and union secretary
Employment History
Bootmaker by trade
Also boot salesman
For many years foreman of boot factory in Perth owned by Berryman & Co
Secretary Bootmakers’ Union
Storeman with Water Supply Department 1936–1938
Secretary Friendly Society of Western Australia
Grand District Chief Ranger, Australian Order of Foresters, WA
Secretary Maylands Order for 20 years
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Date Elected
8 April 1933
Inaugural Speech
-Clothier, Robert Ernest Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1936
Electorate
Maylands
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLA Maylands 8 April 1933–15 February 1936
  • Contested Maylands 15 February 1936

Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Senator for Western Australia 1 July 1938 (elected 23 October 1937)–30 June 1950
  • Contested Senate 10 December 1949

Office
  • Government Whip 1943–1949
  • Opposition Whip 1949–1950
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 47.
West Australian, 10 April 1933, 2 June 1964.
Who's Who in Australia (1959)
Rydon.
Further Information
Bibliography

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