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William Peter Barry

William Peter Barry

Born
30 June 1899 (Northcote, Victoria)
Died
21 December 1972 (Fitzroy. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents
William Peter, union organiser, and Susan Agatha Robinson
Marriage
16 Aug 1926, Mary Moodie; 3s. 4d.
Occupation
Tobacco worker
Religion
Catholic
Education
St Brigid's School, North Fitzroy, St George's School, Carlton
Career
Tobacco worker; state and fed. secretary Tobacco Workers Union 1924-31; member Metropolitan Fire Brigades Board, State Fuel committee; Exhibition trustee; member Olympic Organising committee and International Olympic Committee delegate, Mexico City 1953; after parl. family ran delicatessen-milk bar St Kilda Rd, then licensed grocery, Rosanna. Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works commissioner.;Melbourne city councillor 1938-1955
Party
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
President Carlton branch at 18, parl. secretary 1938-1955; left 1955 and became joint leader Anti-Communist Labor, later Democratic Labor Party; associated with John Wren. Wife was state executive member, secretary and president Women's Organising committee.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Carlton
1st Jul 1932
(b/e)
1st Apr 1955
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.

Inaugural Speech
7 September 1932, ALP, Assembly, Carlton
Other seats contested
Fitzroy 1961, Greensborough 1967
Appointments
Minister of Transport Sept 1943, Minister of Health, of Housing and of Forests Nov 1945-Nov 1947, Minister of Health Dec 1952-Mar 1955.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1941-1971, Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 6 Mar 1973, 3744-6, Age 12 Feb 1953, 22 Dec 1972; Herald 5 May 1955, 21 Dec 1972; Murray, R., 'The Split: Australian Labor in the Fifties', Melbourne, 1972; White, K. B., 'John Cain and Victorian Labor 1917-57', Sydney, 1982.
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)