McCann, William John

Born 25 January 1879 (Kerang, Victoria)
Died 1 December 1961. (Kerang. Kerang cemetery)
Parents: David James, farmer, and Isabella McCurdy, both b. Ireland
Marriage: 9 Jan 1926 Edith Emily Taylor
Occupation: Dairy farmer
Religion: Baptist

Career: Dairy farmer at Lake Charm; helped establish Northaven Home for Aged and retired there; director Kerang Butter Factory; Temperance supporter; JP; secretary Lake Charm Baptist Church. Kerang shire councillor 1912-1957, president 1917-1918.

Party: Country Progressive Party
Party Note: Country party from 1930; organising secretary People's party to 1918; Victorian Farmers Union councillor 1922-1927, chief president 1924-1925; founding president Primary Producers Union 1926

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCNorth WesternJune 1928 October 1931Resigned
Resigned to contest federal seat of Wimmera.
Other seats contested: Gunbower(Legislative Assembly) 1920, 1924
References: Farmer's Advocate 11 May 1920, 6 June 1924; Kerang New Times 8 and 15 Dec 1961
Initial data source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last update: 1985 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*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.