Jack Baddeley

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The Honourable
Jack Baddeley
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2nd Deputy Premier of New South Wales
In office
16 May 1941 – 8 September 1949
Premier William McKell
James McGirr
Preceded by Sir Michael Bruxner
Succeeded by Joseph Cahill
Personal details
Born (1881-11-20)20 November 1881
Burslem, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Died 1 July 1953(1953-07-01) (aged 71)
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia

John Marcus Baddeley (20 November 1881 – 1 July 1953) was an Australian politician and member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 25 March 1922 to 8 September 1949.

Early life[edit]

Baddeley was born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England and migrated to Australia with his family at the age of two. He was educated at Merewether public school, but left at eleven to do odd jobs in the Glebe colliery near Merewether and then worked as a coal miner. He married Harriet Churchill in 1902 and they had two sons and three daughters. He moved to Cessnock in 1908 to work at Neath Colliery and later at Aberdare Extended Colliery. He became a cricketer, first-grade footballer and militant socialist trade union leader. He was a councillor of Cessnock Shire from January until October 1914 and was the first president of Australian Coal and Shale Employees Federation from 1915 until 1922.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Baddeley was the Australian Labor Party member for Newcastle from 1922 to 1927 and member for Cessnock from 1927 until 1949. He was Secretary for Mines and Minister for Labour and Industry in the first (June 1925 to October 1927) and second Lang governments (November 1930 to May 1932). He supported Lang during the Labor factionalism of the 1930s, but he supported McKell's election as leader in 1939.[2]

He was Deputy Premier, Colonial Secretary and Secretary for Mines in the McKell and McGirr governments from May 1941 until his retirement in September 1947, Minister for National Emergency Services from June 1944 to his retirement and Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare from October 1947 to March 1948. He was acting Premier from August to December 1948, when he had a heart attack.[1]

Baddeley was chairman of State Coal Mine Authority from his retirement until his death of cerebrovascular disease at St Luke's Hospital in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst, survived by his wife, two sons and three daughters.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mr John Marcus Baddeley (1881–1953)". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Farrell, Frank. "Baddeley, John Marcus (1881–1953)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 6 May 2007. 
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
John Estell
Member for Newcastle
1922–1927
With: Connell, Cromarty/Booth, Murray, Skelton
Succeeded by
Peter Connolly
New district Member for Cessnock
1927–1949
Succeeded by
John Crook
Political offices
Preceded by
John Fitzpatrick
Secretary for Mines
1925–1927
Succeeded by
Frank Chaffey
Preceded by
Ernest Farrar
Minister for Labour and Industry
1925–1927
Succeeded by
Ernest Farrar
Preceded by
Reginald Weaver
Secretary for Mines
1930–1932
Succeeded by
Frank Chaffey
Preceded by
Ernest Farrar
Minister for Labour and Industry
1930–1932
Succeeded by
John Dunningham
Preceded by
Sir Michael Bruxner
Deputy Premier of New South Wales
1941–1949
Succeeded by
Joseph Cahill
Preceded by
Alwyn Tonking
Colonial Secretary of New South Wales
1941–1949
Succeeded by
James McGirr
Preceded by
Roy Vincent
Secretary for Mines
1941–1949
Preceded by
Bob Heffron
Minister for National Emergency Services
1944 – 1949
Preceded by
Hamilton Knight
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare
1947–1948
Succeeded by
Frank Finnan
Party political offices
Preceded by
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Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in New South Wales
1923 – 1949
Succeeded by
Joseph Cahill