Clem Ridley

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Clem Ridley
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1959 – 30 June 1971
Personal details
Born (1909-03-13)13 March 1909
Western Australia
Died 19 May 1988(1988-05-19) (aged 79)
Political party Labor
Spouse(s) Myrtle nee Jury

Clement Frank "Clem" Ridley (13 March 1909 – 19 May 1988) was an Australian politician. He was born to Evan Williams and Beatrice Ridley in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. He was educated at various state schools before becoming a toolmaker in the car industry. He was Secretary of the Vehicle Builders' Union and President of the United Trades and Labour Council of South Australia. From 1957-1958 he was President of the South Australian Labor Party. In 1958, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for South Australia. He held the seat until his retirement in 1970.[1] He died peacefully with his family in his house in Adelaide.