Ernie Shepherd (politician)

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Ernie Shepherd
Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)
In office
9 August 1957 – 12 September 1958
Preceded by John Cain
Succeeded by Clive Stoneham
Minister for Education
In office
17 December 1952 – 7 June 1955
Premier John Cain
Preceded by Raymond Tovell
Succeeded by William Leggatt
Personal details
Born Alfred Ernest Shepherd
(1901-01-06)6 January 1901
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died 12 September 1958(1958-09-12) (aged 57)
West Footscray, Victoria, Australia
Resting place Fawkner Crematorium and Memorial Park
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Beatrice Vera Hancock

Alfred Ernest "Ernie" Shepherd (6 January 1901 – 12 September 1958) was an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the electorates of Sunshine (1945–1955), Ascot Vale (1955–1958) and Footscray (1958). From 1952 to 1955, he was the Victorian Minister for Education in John Cain's cabinet, and from 1957 to 1958 was leader of the Labor Party in Victoria and Leader of the Opposition.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, Alfred Ernest, re-member (Victorian Parliament database).
Victorian Legislative Assembly
District created Member for Sunshine
1945–1955
District abolished
District created Member for Ascot Vale
1955–1958
District abolished
Preceded by
Roy Schintler
Member for Footscray
1958
Succeeded by
William Divers
Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Tovell
Minister for Education
1952–1955
Succeeded by
William Leggatt
Preceded by
John Cain, Sr.
Leader of the Opposition (Victoria)
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Clive Stoneham
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Cain, Sr.
Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria
1957–1958
Succeeded by
Clive Stoneham