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Patrick Leslie Coleman

Patrick Leslie Coleman

21 January 1895 (Prahran, Victoria)
06 October 1974 (Kew. Boroondara cemetery)
Edmund, publican, and Mary Esther Kennedy
10 Oct 1921 Dorothy Kathleen Coffey; 1s.
Accountant and publican
Christian Brothers College East Melbourne
Messenger State Taxation Office; with Accounts branch, Vic. Education Department 1911-1920, qualified accountant by part-time study; with Vacuum Oil Company four years, visited Europe 1929; own business as public accountant, auditor and company secretary; Licentiate of the Commonwealth Institute of Accountants; owned Swan Hotel, Sale 1922-1925, Royal Park Hotel, Nth Melbourne 1927-1937, Port Phillip Hotel, Melbourne, George Hotel, Albury and others; executive M & B Distributors Pty Ltd 1960; managing director Hotel International Ltd 1964; fellow Institute of Management; served Royal Australian Air Force admin branch 1942; member Business Admin Board, Defence Department WWII; chairman Commonwealth Salvage Commission 1943-1945; chairman Patriotric Funds Council; member Cos Auditors Board; chairman Music for the People; CBE 1957; raised funds for Prince Henry's Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind; member Olympic Organising Committee and chairman of its construction committee; chairman Olympic Park trustees; MCG trustee 1954. Commissioner Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works.;Melbourne city councillor 1939-1960
Australian Labor Party
Party Note
Joined 1918, president Melbourne branch, government leader Legislative Council 1952-1955, left 1955 and became joint leader Anti-Communist Labor (later Democratic Labor Party), Democratic Labor Party v-president 1956-1958, president 1958-1959, left Democratic Labor Party 1959
Melbourne West
1st Oct 1943
1st Jun 1955

*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.

Assistant Treasurer and Minister of Materials Nov 1945-Nov 1947, Minister of Transport Dec 1952-Mar 1955. Library committee 1945-1952.
Who's Who in Australia 1944-1974; Victoria, 'Parliamentary Debates' 8 Oct 1974, 661-3; Smith's Weekly 28 Aug 1943; SNP 20 Oct 1943; Age 11 Feb 1953; Herald 9 Mar 1960; 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
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