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Ronald Leslie Doyle "Ron" Boswell, Australian politician, has been a National Party member of the Australian Senate since 5 March 1983, representing Queensland. Since 2008 he has been the Father of the Senate. Boswell was born in Perth, Western Australia and educated at St Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace. He was the Leader of the National Party in the Senate from 10 April 1990 to 3 December 2007 and held many positions in the Coalition shadow ministry including Shadow Minister for Regional Development and External Territories, Shadow Minister for Northern Australia and External Territories and Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs. Boswell was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services in July 1999 but left this position in October 2003. (via Freebase)