Roger Dean (Australian politician)

Roger Dean
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Robertson
In office
10 December 1949  30 September 1964
Preceded by Thomas Williams
Succeeded by William Bridges-Maxwell
Personal details
Born (1913-12-12)12 December 1913
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 7 January 1998(1998-01-07) (aged 84)
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Business executive

Roger Levinge Dean, CBE (12 December 1913 – 7 January 1998) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he attended Newcastle Boys High School and Newcastle Grammar School before becoming a business executive. He served in World War II, 1942–46. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Liberal member for Robertson, defeating Labor member Thomas Williams. Dean held the seat until 1964, when he resigned to become Administrator of the Northern Territory, a position he held until 1970. In that year, he was appointed Consul-General to San Francisco, where he remained until 1974.[1][2] He died in 1998.[3][4]


  1. "Posts for Liberal Party losers". The Canberra Times. 7 January 1970. p. 1.
  2. CA 1321: Australian Consulate-General, San Francisco [United States of America], National Archives of Australia, retrieved 16 November 2016
  3. Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-25.
  4. "Introduction to Canberra". The Canberra Times. 18 February 1950. p. 4. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Nott
Administrator of the Northern Territory
Succeeded by
Fred Chaney
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Williams
Member for Robertson
Succeeded by
William Bridges-Maxwell
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Neil Truscott
Australian Consul-General in San Francisco
Succeeded by
John McCredie

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