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|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly|
for Mount Isa
1 November 1986 – 2 December 1989
|Preceded by||Bill Price|
|Succeeded by||Tony McGrady|
Peter Francis Beard
22 May 1935
Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Gayle Patricia McGarry (m.1959)|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
Peter Francis Beard (born 22 May 1935) is a former Australian politician.
He was born in Mount Isa to Francis James Beard and Phyllis Mabel, née Fisher. He attended All Souls' Charters Towers before studying for a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Queensland. He then worked as a primary and secondary school teacher, and also as a personnel officer at Mount Isa Mines Ltd, where he had worked as a labourer after high school. He was chairman of the Mount Isa Mines Employees Health Society and secretary of the local branch of the Queensland Teachers Union. A member of the Liberal Party, he was elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Mount Isa in 1986, rising to become deputy leader of the party in 1988, but he lost his seat in 1989.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Mount Isa