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AIUS mourns the loss of Robert John (Bob) Solomon, former AIUS National and NSW Chairman died last Friday at the age of 92.

His involvement with AIUS spanned nearly 50 years and was one of the main pillars for his receipt of an AM in 2010.

Bob held the degrees of BA from University of Sydney, MA from Oxford and a PhD from University of Tamania. He also held a DipEd from University of Sydney and Dip Law from UNSW.

Bob started out as a senior lecturer in geography at University of Tasmania where he had earned a PhD in geography. A Rhodes scholar in 1955, he was involved with the Liberal Party in Tasmania before becoming a one term member of the House of Representatives for the division of Denison (1969-1972). In the 1970s and into the 1980s, Bob was a director of urban research consultancy Plant Location international. Thereafter followed a spell as Director of Development at UNSW. Bob qualified as a barrister in the 1990s though he did not set up a practice.

He will be much missed by his two sisters, three children and their families.

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