Born 30 June 1899
Died 21 December 1972. (Fitzroy. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents: William Peter, union organiser, and Susan Agatha Robinson
Marriage: 16 Aug 1926, Mary Moodie; 3s. 4d.
Occupation: Tobacco worker
Education: St Brigid's School, North Fitzroy, St George's School, Carlton
Career: Tobacco worker; state and fed. secretary Tobacco Workers Union 1924-31; member Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board, State Fuel committee; Exhibition trustee; member Olympic Organising committee and International Olympic Committee delegate, Mexico City 1953; after parl. family ran delicatessen-milk bar St Kilda Rd, then licensed grocery, Rosanna. Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works commissioner. Melbourne city councillor 1938-1955
Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: President Carlton branch at 18, parl. secretary 1938-1955; left 1955 and became joint leader Anti-Communist Labor, later Democratic Labor Party; associated with John Wren. Wife was state executive member, secretary and president Women's Organising committee.
|House||Electorate||Start *||End *|
|MLA||Carlton||July 1932||(b/e)||April 1955||Defeated|
Appointments: Minister of Transport Sept 1943, Minister of Health, of Housing and of Forests Nov 1945-Nov 1947, Minister of Health Dec 1952-Mar 1955.
*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.