Born 15 July 1875
Died 28 October 1955. (Hawthorn. Springvale crematorium)
Parents: Samuel, wood turner and Trades Hall caretaker, b. England, and Matilda Thompson, b. Ireland
Marriage: 25 Apr 1905 Edith Ruddock; 1s. 2d.
Occupation: Carpenter, cutter and union organiser
Education: Rathdowne St State School, Trades Hall School, and Workingmen's College
Career: Carpenter for five years, then cutter; member Timber Workers Union at 15, representative Cutters and Trimmers Union on Trades Hall Council; honorary secretary Trades Hall Council Organising committee 1900, with S. Barker and J. W. Billson (q.v.), organised approximately 50 unions; prominent in anti-sweating movement; honorary secretary Vic. Association of Friendly Societies; chief president Australian Natives Association 1911, director 1907-1948, trustee 1923-1954; president Workingmen's College 1910; member Melbourne University Council 1932-1939; MCG trustee 1946. Son Nelson Lemmon was MHR Forrest 1943-1949, St George 1954-1955, and Minister for Works and Housing 1946-1949.
Party: Labor; Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Parl. secretary 1913-1938
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*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.