Robert Wayne Gibson
|Preceded by||Albert Wren|
|Succeeded by||Leo Bernier|
|Born||November 14, 1932|
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
|Died||March 26, 1966 (aged 33)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Political party||Liberal, 1962-1963|
Robert Wayne Gibson (November 14, 1932 – March 26, 1966) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1962 to 1963 who represented the northwestern riding of Kenora. From 1963 to 1966 he sat as a Liberal-Labour member. He died in office after a short illness from an infection of the pancreas.
Gibson ran as a Liberal candidate in the northern Ontario riding of Kenora which was called after the death of long-serving Liberal-Labour member Albert Wren. He defeated Progressive Conservative opponent Peter Robertson by 1,178 votes. As a means of marginalizing the NDP candidate, in the 1963 general election, Gibson ran as a Liberal-Labour candidate and defeated the PC candidate, Leo Bernier, by 840 votes. He served as an opposition member facing Progressive Conservative governments under Premier John Robarts.
- Pierre G. Normandin; A. Léopold Normandin (1965). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. p. 666.
- "Robert Gibson: Kenora MPP active worker for Indians". The Globe and Mail. March 28, 1966. p. 37.
- "Liberals take 3 of 5 seats". Toronto Star. January 19, 1962. p. 1.
- Canadian Press (September 26, 1963). "78 in Tory Blue Wave -- 23 Is All Grits Saved". The Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario. p. 25.