|Preceded by Vicky Kippin|
Spouse(s) Shirley Daw Boothman
Party Australian Labor Party
Role Australian Politician
Name Bill Eaton
Succeeded by Seat abolished
|Full Name Andrew George Eaton|
Born 29 November 1931 Gilgandra, New South Wales, Australia (1931-11-29)
Died May 22, 2011, Cairns, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Andrew George "Bill" Eaton (29 November 1931 – 22 May 2011) was an Australian politician.
He was born in Gilgandra in New South Wales to Cyril Allan Dudley Eaton and Mary Catherine, née O'Donohue. He attended Dobies Bight State School and St Mary's Convent in Casino. In 1931 he married Shirley Daw Boothman; they would have four children, but Shirley died of leukaemia shortly after their fourth child's birth. Eaton worked as a labourer, fencer, timber cutter, stationhand and machinery operator, and from 1963 he was the leading hand of a live-line gang with the Far North Queensland Electricity Board.
In 1980, Eaton was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Mourilyan. In 1983 he was promoted to the front bench as Opposition Spokesman for Water Resources and Maritime Services, and upon Labor's victory in 1989 he became Minister for Land Management. His seat was abolished in 1992 and he ran, unsuccessfully, for Hinchinbrook. Eaton died in 2011 in Cairns.