Bert Bessell

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Leonard Hubert Bessell (6 February 1917 – 13 July 1981) was an Australian politician.

He was born in Whitemore, Tasmania. In 1956 he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Liberal member for Wilmot. He was Opposition Whip from 1966 to 1969 and a government minister from 1969 to 1972. He served until his defeat in 1976. Bessell died on July 13th in Exeter.[1]


  1. ^ "Bessell, Leonard Hubert (Bert)". Members of the Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 24 July 2022.