Biographical entry Menzies, Robert Gordon (Bob) (1894 - 1978)
- 20 December 1894
Jeparit, Victoria, Australia
- 15 May 1978
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
- Barrister, Politician and Prime Minister (Australia)
Robert Gordon (Bob) Menzies was prime minister of Australia, politician and barrister. Elected member for Kooyong (Victoria) for the United Australia Party/Liberal Party, Menzies served in the House of Representatives from 1934 to 1966. He was Prime Minister from 1939 to 1941 and 1949 to 1966. Menzies formed the Liberal Party in 1944. During his terms as Prime Minister Menzies also served as Treasurer (1939-40), Minister for Defence Co-ordination (1939-41), Minister for Trade and Customs (1940), Minister for Information (1940), Minister for Munitions (1940), Minister for External Affairs (1960-61) and Minister in charge of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (1961-62). Menzies was Attorney-General (1934-39) and Minister for Industry (1934-39) in the Lyons government. He was Minister for Defence Co-ordination (1941) in the Fadden government. He served in the Victorian parliament from 1928 to 1934. In 1966 he was installed as Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports. Menzies served as Chancellor of the University of Melbourne from 1967 to 1972. He died in 1978.
Martin, A.W. Menzies, Sir Robert Gordon (Bob) (1894-1978), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Published in hard copy 2000, accessed online 17 April 2013.
Robert Menzies, Australia's Prime Ministers, National Archives of Australia. Accessed 17 April 2013.