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Sir Albert Eli Lind

Albert Eli Lind

Born
21 February 1878 (East Charlton, Victoria)
Died
26 June 1964 (Bairnsdale. Bairnsdale cemetery)
Parents
Oliver Nicholas, farmer, b. Denmark, and Mary Ann Clay, b. Wales
Marriage
1904 Flora Catherine Arthur; 4s. 4d.
Occupation
Dairy farmer and grazier
Religion
Presbyterian
Education
Lucknow and Bairnsdale State Schools
Career
Family moved to Lucknow early 1880s, to Bairnsdale 1884; at 12 apprenticed to a builder; with brother selected 640 acres at Mount Taylor c1908, in partnership with sons increased holdings to 3500 acres, dairy farming and grazing; Kt 1951; cyclist and rower. Uncle of A. A. C. Lind (q.v.).;Bairnsdale shire councillor 1914-1925, president 1917-1918
Party
Victorian Farmers Union
 
Country Party
Party Note
Deputy leader 1937-1945
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Gippsland East
1st Oct 1920
 
1st Jun 1961
 

*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.

Appointments
Minister of Lands Apr 1935-Jan 1942, Minister of Forests Apr 1935-Sept 1943, Deputy Premier Oct 1937-Sept 1943, Minister of Lands and of Forests Sept 1943-Oct 1945, June 1950-Oct 1952, Oct-Dec 1952, Minister of Public Instruction Jan 1942-Sept 1943, Minister of Soldier Settlement June 1950-Oct 1952, Oct-Dec 1952. Chairman of Committees 1947-1950. Electricity Supply committee 1922. Railways standing committee 1924-1931. Public Accounts committee 1956-1961.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1938-1962; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 18 Apr 1961, 3097-107. 14 July 1964, 21-7; Age 25 July 1950; Bairnsdale Advertiser 29 June 1964; Paul, J. B., 'The Premiership of Sir Albert Dunstan', MA thesis, Melbourne University, 1960; Blake, L. J. (ed.), 'Vision and Realisation: A Centenary History of State Education in Victoria', Melbourne, 1973; 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)