Bob Halverson, Australian politician, Died at 78

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Robert George “Bob” Halverson OBE was born on October 22, 1937, in Melbourne and died on February 9, 2016.

He was an Australian politician, air force officer and diplomat.

Robert served in the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal Air Force from 1956 to 1981 holding the rank of Group Captain and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1978.

In 1984, Halverson was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Casey.

Following the election of the Howard Liberal Government in 1996, he was appointed Speaker of the House, a position he held until his resignation in March 1998.

Bob Halverson retired from politics at the 1998 election and was appointed the Australian Ambassador to Ireland, which he remained until 2003 when he was succeeded by John Herron.

Bob Halverson passed away at 78 yrs old.

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