"Sir Robert Carrington "Bob" Cotton" Order of St Michael and St George/ Officer of the Order of Australia/AO was an Australian politician and Senator for New South Wales in the Parliament of Australia from 1966 to 1978. During that period he held the portfolios of Minister for Civil Aviation in the John Gorton/Gorton and William McMahon/McMahon governments, and Minister for Industry and Commerce in the Malcolm Fraser/Fraser government.
Cotton was born in Broken Hill, New South Wales/Broken Hill, New South Wales, in 1915. He was educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide/St Peter's College, Adelaide and trained as a Royal Australian Air Force pilot in 1942 and 1943, but did not participate in action in World War II as he was seconded to the Department of Supply. Instead Cotton established the timber industry in Oberon, New South Wales/Oberon, New South Wales as a wartime priority.More Bob Cotton on Wikipedia.