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Valentine Joseph Doube

Valentine Joseph Doube

03 January 1915 (Brighton, Victoria)
18 January 1988
Francis William Robert, hat maker, and Honora Fitzgerald
17 May 1941 Freda May Scott; 3s. (1 deceased)
School teacher and public servant
St James', Gardenvale, one year Catholic secondary, Melbourne University, Dip Phys Ed 1940, Taylor's Coaching College (matriculated 1948). Partially completed Melbourne University BCom course 1949-1950
Physical education teacher various private schools 1933-1941; Australian Imperial Force 1941-1943; NCO 10th and 15th infantry training battalion; Royal Australian Air Force 1943-1945, flying officer air crew; Commonwealth public servant, Department of Immigration 1946-1950; awarded Silver Medal, Royal Humane Society 1947 for train track rescue; founding secretary Oakleigh Mentally Retarded Children's Association 1950, v-president 1950-1964, life member 1964; president Vic. Council for Mentally Retarded Children 1954-1964; member Monash University Interim Council 1958-1961; president Vic. Anti Hanging committee 1962-1968; national public relations officer Guide Dogs for the Blind Association 1964-1967; private secretary to Senate deputy opposition leader 1967-1970; executive member Amnesty International (Vic.) 1979, 1980; member Vic. state relief committee 1980- .;
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Joined 1945, office-bearer Brighton, Albert Park, East Oakleigh and Oakleigh branches, campaign organiser Henty (fed.) 1955-1965, executive member Melbourne Ports federal electorate assembly, secretary parl. party 1955-1961, 1970-1976
13th May 1950
14th Jul 1961
Albert Park
30th May 1970
4th May 1979

*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.

Inaugural Speech
23 August 1950, ALP, Assembly, Oakleigh
Other seats contested
Brighton 1945, Henty (fed.) 1946. 1949, Oakleigh 1964
Minister of Health Mar 1955-June 1955. Library committee 1951-1952. Public Works committee 1952-1958. House committee 1955-1958, 1970-1973. Public Accounts committee 1970-1979. Privileges committee 1977-1979.
Who's Who in Australia 1950-1965, 1971-1980; 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978; Age 12 May 1950; Argus, SNP 26 May 1950; Labor Star Sept 1979; Blazey, P., 'Bolte: A Political Biography', Brisbane, 1972; Murray, R., 'The Split: Australian Labor in the Fifties', Melbourne, 1972; personal information
Initial Data Source
Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985
Last Update
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)