Ned Hanlon (politician)
|26th Premier of Queensland|
7 March 1946 – 15 January 1952
|Preceded by||Frank Cooper|
|Succeeded by||Vince Gair|
|Born||Edward Michael Hanlon
1 October 1887
Paddington, Brisbane, Queensland
|Died||15 January 1952
South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Resting place||Toowong Cemetery|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Elizabeth Carver (d. 1946)|
|Service/branch||Australian Imperial Force|
|Years of service||1915–1919|
Hanlon was born in Brisbane, where he lived throughout his life. After leaving school, he worked in the railways, and soon became a union official. In the 1912 Brisbane General Strike he played a prominent part as a militant. Between 1915 and 1919 Hanlon served in 9 RQR.
He entered parliament in 1926, representing the Labor Party as member for Ithaca. After two decades and several cabinet portfolios (notably the Health Ministry, where he worked in tandem with doctor and administrator Sir Raphael Cilento), he became Queensland's Premier, once the septuagenarian Frank Cooper had retired. Over the years Hanlon's outlook mellowed, and he shifted to the political right. Having begun as a union militant, he ended up, as Premier, sending the police to suppress union demonstrations during the 1948 Queensland Railway strike.
He died in office (January 1952), and was succeeded by Vince Gair, the last leader of the state Labor Party administration which had been in power continuously ever since 1932. He was buried in Toowong Cemetery (Portion 7A, section 38, grave 19/21).
- Gregory, Hanlon, Edward Michael (Ned) (1887 - 1952) — Australian Dictionary of Biography
- Hanlon, Edward Michael — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search
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