Clarey, (Reynold) Arthur

Born 15 March 1897 (South Yarra, Victoria)
Died 09 May 1972. (Fitzroy. Fawkner crematorium)
Parents: Francis William, estate agent, and Catherine Lawson
Marriage: (1) 23 Sept 1940 Irene Mary Leech (dec. 1957), (2) 1 July 1958 Doris Jane McGinnis nee Blythe
Occupation: Accountant
Education: Flemington State School, MelbourneHigh School, Melbourne University, Bcom.

Career: Clerk Vic. Public Service 1913-1920; with BHP 1920-1947; president Clerks' Union; chartered accountant in private practice, licensed company auditor; member Australian Natives Association premier debating team 1933-1934, Australian Natives Association auditor 1934-1956 and general treasurer 1957-1972; president Commonwealth Accountants Students' Society 1943, 1944; member Co Auditors Board 1947-1955; president Amalgamated Institute of Secretaries 1954-1964; JP; committee member Citizens' Welfare Board of Vic.; Fellow Royal Economic Society; Unitarian; Freemason. Half-brother of Percy James Clarey (q.v.).

Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Joined 1932, branch office holder, state branch auditor 1955-1970, parl. spokesman on treasury 1967-1970

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLAMelbourne28 May 1955 9 May 1972 

Other seats contested: Essendon (Legislative Assembly) 1937, 1940, Senate 1949
Appointments: Public Accounts committee 1955-1961, State Development committee 1964-1970.
References: Who's Who in Australia 1955-1971; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 5 Sept 1972, 35-8; Fact 5 Mar 1964, 22 Apr 1966; Age, SNP 10 May 1972; Herald 16 Aug 1972; Menadue, J. E., 'A Centenary History of the Australian Natives' Association 1871-1971', Melbourne, 1971.
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.