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Herbert Michael Cremean

Herbert Michael Cremean

Born
08 May 1900 (Richmond, Victoria)
Died
24 May 1945 (Fitzroy. Melbourne general cemetery)
Parents
Timothy Carton, carpenter and tramways employee, and Cecelia Hannah O'Connell
Marriage
6 Sept 1924 Alice Mosley; 1d.
Occupation
Various occupations
Religion
Catholic
Education
St Ignaius, Richmond, St Patrick's College, accountancy at Hassett's Coaching College and Hemingway Robertson Institute
Career
Clerk Attorney-General's Department; timber worker Warburton; machinist Miller's Timber Co., South Melbourne; tram driver Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board; after Dandenong defeat assistant purchasing officer, Vacuum Oil Company; organiser for State Public Service Association; secretary Fire Brigade Employees Union 1935-1945; Trades Hall Council delegate; member State War Council; v-chairman Patriotic Funds Council, Commonwealth Board of Business Admin 1942-1945, Overseas Children's committee; member Fairfield Infectious Diseases Hospital Board; on many charitable committees. Cousin of Geoffrey John O'Connell (q.v.). Brother of John Lawrence Cremean (q.v.).;Richmond city councillor 1926-1931, mayor 1928-1929
Party
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Deputy leader 1937-1945, state executive 1936-1945, president Vic. ALP 1940-1941, fed. executive member, secretary Labor Book Service, campaign director for Frank Brennan, conducted 3KZ Labor Hour for ten years.
House
Electorate
Start
End
MLA
Dandenong
1st Nov 1929
 
1st Apr 1932
Defeated
MLA
Clifton Hill
1st Aug 1934
(b/e)
1st May 1945
 

*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
Chief Secretary and Deputy Premier Sept 1943. Widow's Pension committee 1936. Child Endowment committee 1940.
Publications
Co-author (with J. L. Cremean) of Red Glows the Dawn, frequent contributor to Bulletin and Labor Call.
References
Who's Who in Australia 1938-1944; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 29 May 1945, 3135-40; SNP 10 Jan 1942; Age 25 May 1945; Labor Call 31 May 1945; Brennan, N., 'John Wren, Gambler', Melbourne, 1971; McCalman, J., 'Struggletown: Public and Private Life in Richmond 1900-1965', Melbourne, 1984; Murray, R., 'The Split: Australian Labor in the Fifties', Melbourne, 1972; White, K. B., 'John Cain and Victorian Labor 1917-57', Sydney, 1982; 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)