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On her wedding day, 31 May 1952
|Senator from Queensland|
12 March 1981 – 30 June 1993
|Preceded by||Glen Sheil|
|Succeeded by||John Woodley|
Florence Isabel Gilmour
11 August 1920
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Died||20 December 2017
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
Joh Bjelke-Petersen (m. 1952–2005)
Florence Isabel Bjelke-Petersen (née Gilmour; 11 August 1920 – 20 December 2017) was an Australian politician and writer. She was a member of the Australian Senate from 1981 to 1993. She was re-elected at the 1983 and 1987 elections (both double dissolutions), and her term expired on 30 June 1993.
Bjelke-Petersen was the wife of the longest-serving Premier of Queensland, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen. She was styled as Lady Bjelke-Petersen upon her husband's knighthood, and was also known informally as Lady Flo.
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