Cremean, Herbert Michael

Born 08 May 1900 (Richmond, Victoria)
Died 24 May 1945. (Fitzroy. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents: Timothy Carton, carpenter and tramways employee, and Cecelia Hannah O'Connell
Marriage: 6 Sept 1924 Alice Mosley; 1d.
Occupation: Various occupations
Religion: Catholic
Education: St Ignaius, Richmond, St Patrick's College, accountancy at Hassett's Coaching College and Hemingway Robertson Institute

Career: Clerk Attorney-General's Department; timber worker Warburton; machinist Miller's Timber Co., South Melbourne; tram driver Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board; after Dandenong defeat assistant purchasing officer, Vacuum Oil Company; organiser for State Public Service Association; secretary Fire Brigade Employees Union 1935-1945; Trades Hall Council delegate; member State War Council; v-chairman Patriotic Funds Council, Commonwealth Board of Business Admin 1942-1945, Overseas Children's committee; member Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital Board; on many charitable committees. Cousin of Geoffrey John O'Connell (q.v.). Brother of John Lawrence Cremean (q.v.). Richmond city councillor 1926-1931, mayor 1928-1929

Party: Australian Labor Party
Party Note: Deputy leader 1937-1945, state executive 1936-1945, president Vic. ALP 1940-1941, fed. executive member, secretary Labor Book Service, campaign director for Frank Brennan, conducted 3KZ Labor Hour for ten years.

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLADandenongNovember 1929 April 1932Defeated
MLAClifton HillAugust 1934(b/e)May 1945 

Appointments: Chief Secretary and Deputy Premier Sept 1943. Widow's Pension committee 1936. Child Endowment committee 1940.
Publications: Co-author (with J. L. Cremean) of Red Glows the Dawn, frequent contributor to Bulletin and Labor Call.
References: Who's Who in Australia 1938-1944; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 29 May 1945, 3135-40; SNP 10 Jan 1942; Age 25 May 1945; Labor Call 31 May 1945; Brennan, N., 'John Wren, Gambler', Melbourne, 1971; McCalman, J., 'Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond 1900-1965', Melbourne, 1984; Murray, R., 'The Split: Australian Labor in the Fifties', Melbourne, 1972; White, K. B., 'John Cain and Victorian Labor 1917-57', Sydney, 1982; personal information.
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.