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Roger Shipton

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Preceded by  John Gorton
Succeeded by  Peter Costello
Role  Australian Politician

Name  Roger Shipton
Nationality  Australian
Resigned  February 19, 1990
Born  5 August 1936 (1936-08-05)
Political party  Liberal Party of Australia
Died  January 18, 1998, Sydney, Australia
Party  Liberal Party of Australia

Roger Francis Shipton, OAM (5 August 1936 – 18 January 1998) was an Australian politician. In 1975 he succeeded former Prime Minister Sir John Gorton as the Liberal Party member of the Australian House of Representatives for the Division of Higgins.

In the lead up to the 1990 Federal Election it was suggested that he would stand aside to allow John Elliott to take his seat, and the leadership of the Federal Liberal Party, but he declined to make way for Elliot and remained the member for Higgins.

Despite his stand he was successfully challenged for pre-selection by Peter Costello with support from Michael Kroger and retired from parliament after being defeated. He died in 1998 due to complications following heart surgery.

He is the godfather of Van Halen lead singer David Lee Roth.


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