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Sir Archie Michaelis

Archie Michaelis

Born
19 December 1889 (St Kilda, Victoria)
Died
22 April 1975 (South Yarra. St Kilda cemetery)
Parents
Frederick David, leather merchant, and Esther Zillah Phillips
Marriage
14 Jan 1920, Sydney, Claire Esther Hart; 3d.
Occupation
Company director
Religion
Jewish
Education
Wesley College and Harrow, England
Career
Served Honorable Artillery Co., Royal Field Artillery 1914-1919, lieutenant Egypt, Aden and Salonika; joined family firm Michaelis Hallenstein and Co., leather merchants 1909,Managingchairman 1948-1965; chairman Associated Leathers Ltd 1949-1965; director Geo. Kinnear and Sons Pty Ltd 1953-1968, Kinnear Ropes (Aust.) Ltd 1954-1968; Kt 1952; president Vic. branch 1945 and chairman Patriotic Funds Council 1947-1951; president Vic. Jewish Advisory Board 1939-1940; v-president Kipling Society, London, and president Vic. branch; member English Public Schools Association, Vic. Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen; v-president Alfred Hospital 1935-1972; patron St Kilda Welfare Organisation; Rotarian; philanthropist; art collector; several overseas visits; president St Kilda Synagogue.;
Party
United Australia Party
 
Liberal Party
 
Liberal Country Party
Party Note
United Australia Party secretary and whip 1943, Macfarlan supporter 1945. During 1930s Young Nationalist
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
St Kilda
1st May 1932
 
1st Oct 1952
Defeated

*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 without Portfolio Oct-Nov 1945. Speaker June 1950-Oct 1952. Shorter Working Week committee 1935.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1933-1974; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 23 Apr 1975, 5299-303; Age 23 Apr 1975; Southern Cross 30 Apr 1975; 'The Michaelis Hallenstein Story 1864-1964', Melbourne, 1964?; West, K., 'Power in the Liberal Party', Melbourne, 1965.
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)