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John William Galbally

John William Galbally

Born
02 August 1910 (Port Melbourne, Victoria)
Died
08 July 1990
Parents
William Stanton, salesman and floor walker, and Eileen Cummins
Marriage
14 Oct 1937 Sheila Mane Kenny; 2s. 3d.
Occupation
Barrister and solicitor
Religion
Catholic
Education
St Patrick's College, East Melbourne, Melbourne High School, Melbourne University, LLB
Career
Various occupations during university course including car salesman, shop assistant, primary teacher and fruit packer; admitted to practice as solicitor Collingwood, 1933; played for Collingwood Football Club 1933-1934, later v-president; legal adviser Collingwood City Council; Murray Valley tennis champion 1932, 1946, 1947, member Lawn Tennis Association of Victoria Council; called to bar 1955; QC 1968; member La Trobe University and Melbourne University CIs; carried bill introducing concept of contributory negligence to road accidents 1951; social reformer, campaigned against capital punishment; initiator of Aust. Constitutional Convention, delegate 1972; CBE 1980.;
Party
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Joined Collingwood branch 1933, Legislative Council leader 1955-1970, 1970-1979, suspended by state executive over state aid June 1970, re-instated by fed. executive Aug 1970.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLC
Melbourne North
18th Jun 1949
 
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
27 September 1949, ALP, Council, Melbourne North
Appointments
Minister of Electrical Undertakings 17 Dec 1952-7 June 1955, Minister of Forests Dec 1952-July 1954, Minister of Labour and Industry July 1954-June 1955. Royal Botanic Gardens committee 1968-1969, (chairman) Little Desert Settlement committee 1969-1970.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1950-1980; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 28 June 1979, 1549-62; Age 20 Nov 1971, 28 July 1979; Melbourne Observer 30 Apr 1972; Herald 22 Mar 1974, 19 Apr 1979; Blazey, P., 'Bolte: A Political Biography', Brisbane, 1972
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)