History Resources - Members of Parliament

Leonard Hubert (Bert) Bessell

Leonard Hubert (Bert) Bessell

Surname: BESSELL

Given Names: Leonard Hubert (Bert)

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 6 February 1917 - Whitemore, Tasmania

Date of Death:13 July 1981 - Exeter, Tasmania



House of Assembly: 13 October 1956

Electorate: Wilmot (Lyons)

Party: Liberal

Positions Held: Opposition Whip 1966-69; Minister 1969-72.

Date of Departure: 11 December 1976

Reason for Departure: Defeated.


House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 525

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.