Clive Stoneham

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Clive Philip Stoneham, OBE (12 April 1909 – 3 July 1992) was an Australian politician. He was an ALP member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for over 27 years from November 1942 to April 1970, representing the electorates of Maryborough and Daylesford (1942–1945) and Midlands (1945–1970). From 1958 to 1967 he was Opposition Leader; he lost the elections of 1961, 1964 and 1967 to the incumbent Liberal Premier Sir Henry Bolte.

Family[edit]

Stoneham married Maisie Chesterfield in 1930.[1]

His mother was the pioneer New Zealand unionist Ada Florence Whitehorn, and his father John Stoneham, a piano tuner.

References[edit]

Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
George Clement Frost
Member for Maryborough and Daylesford
1942–1945
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
Seat created
Member for Midlands
1945–1970
Succeeded by
Leslie Shilton
Political offices
Preceded by
Ernie Shepherd
Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)
1958–1967
Succeeded by
Clyde Holding
Party political offices
Preceded by
Ernie Shepherd
Leader of the Australian Labor Party in Victoria
1958–1967
Succeeded by
Clyde Holding