Born 17 October 1890
Died 2 June 1976. (Geelong. Footscray cemetery)
Parents: Thomas Karran, storekeeper, b. Isle of Man, and Agnes Fascher
Marriage: 29 Jan 1913 Eliza Margaret McDonald; 1s. 2d.
Occupation: Estate agent
Education: State schools, Bendigo, left school at 11
Career: Newsboy and shop messenger; trucker Bendigo gold mines; farm worker three years; labourer Melbourne Tramways 1909; engine driver CSR 1911; joined citizen militia, commission 1912; Australian Imperial Force 1915-1919, 5th battalion, captain, wounded twice, mentioned in dispatches 1918; served WWII 1940-1943. AA, Quartermaster-General, major; storekeeper Drysdale 1919-1922; estate agent, Geelong 1922-1941; founding president East Geelong Progress Association; president Geelong RSL; secretary Geelong Markets Pty Ltd 1929, gained control of the firm early 1940s; business consultant to various firms; Kt 1949; visited USSR 1955.
Party: Nationalist; United Australia Party; Liberal Party; Liberal Country Party
Party Note: Whip 1929-1930, secretary 1930-1934; Country-Liberal group 1936-1937; general secretary United Australia Party 1943, Liberal; Macfarlan supporter 1945; Liberal Country Party
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Barwon||July 1929||(b/e)||April 1955|
|MLA||Geelong||May 1955||June 1961|
*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.