kids encyclopedia robot

Florence Bjelke-Petersen facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Florence Bjelke-Petersen
Florence Bjelke-Petersen, 1952.jpg
On her wedding day, 31 May 1952
Senator from Queensland
In office
12 March 1981 – 30 June 1993
Preceded by Glen Sheil
Succeeded by John Woodley
Personal details
Born
Florence Isabel Gilmour

(1920-08-11)11 August 1920
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died 20 December 2017(2017-12-20) (aged 97)
Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
Political party National
Spouse(s)
Joh Bjelke-Petersen (m. 1952–2005)
Children 4

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.

Lady Bjelke-Petersen died in Kingaroy, Queensland on 20 December 2017 of cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 97, after suffering a short illness.

kids search engine
Florence Bjelke-Petersen Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.