Born 02 August 1910
(Port Melbourne, Victoria)
Died 08 July 1990.
Parents: William Stanton, salesman and floor walker, and Eileen Cummins
Marriage: 14 Oct 1937 Sheila Mane Kenny; 2s. 3d.
Occupation: Barrister and solicitor
Education: St Patrick's College, East Melbourne, Melbourne High School, Melbourne University, LLB
Career: Various occupations during university course including car salesman, shop assistant, primary teacher and fruit packer; admitted to practice as solicitor Collingwood, 1933; played for Collingwood Football Club 1933-1934, later v-president; legal adviser Collingwood City Council; Murray Valley tennis champion 1932, 1946, 1947, member Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria Council; called to bar 1955; QC 1968; member La Trobe University and Melbourne University CIs; carried bill introducing concept of contributory negligence to road accidents 1951; social reformer, campaigned against capital punishment; initiator of Aust. Constitutional Convention, delegate 1972; CBE 1980.
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined Collingwood branch 1933, Legislative Council leader 1955-1970, 1970-1979, suspended by state executive over state aid June 1970, re-instated by fed. executive Aug 1970.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLC||Melbourne North||18 June 1949||4 May 1979|
Appointments: Minister of Electrical Undertakings 17 Dec 1952-7 June 1955, Minister of Forests Dec 1952-July 1954, Minister of Labour and Industry July 1954-June 1955. Royal Botanic Gardens committee 1968-1969, (chairman) Little Desert Settlement committee 1969-1970.
*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.