Storey was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1901, serving until his death while Premier in 1921, with a break between 1904 and 1907 following the abolition of his seat. Storey was elected Leader of the Australian Labor Party in New South Wales in 1917 and helped to reduce the scale of Labor's defeat in the 1917 election, following the defection of former Labor leader and Premier William Holman to the Nationalist Party of Australia. Storey led Labor to electoral victory at the 1920 state election, with a majority one seat.
The ministry covers the period from 12 April 1920 until 10 October 1821, five days after Storey's death, when the ministry was dissolved and Storey's deputy, James Dooley, was appointed as Premier.
This ministry marks the first ministry in which the portfolio of Premier was created.
Composition of ministry
The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Storey on 12 April 1920 and covers the period up to 10 October 1821, five days after Storey's death, when the ministry was dissolved. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.
|Portfolio||Minister||Party||Term commence||Term end||Term of office|
|Premier a||Hon. John Storey, MLA b||Labor||12 April 1920||5 October 1921||1 year, 176 days|
|Hon. James Dooley, MLA b||5 October 1921||10 October 1921||5 days|
Minister for Housing
|12 April 1920||1 year, 181 days|
|Colonial Treasurer||Hon. Jack Lang, MLA|
|Attorney-General||Hon. Edward McTiernan, MLA|
|Minister of Justice||21 December 1920||253 days|
|Hon. William McKell, MLA||22 December 1920||10 October 1921||292 days|
|Minister without portfolio||12 April 1920||21 December 1920||253 days|
|Secretary for Lands
Minister for Forests
|Hon. Peter Loughlin, MLA||10 October 1921||1 year, 181 days|
|Secretary for Public Works
Minister for Railways
|Hon. John Estell, MLA|
|Minister of Public Instruction
Minister for Local Government
|Hon. Thomas Mutch, MLA|
|Secretary for Mines
Minister for Labour and Industry
|Hon. George Cann, MLA|
|Minister of Agriculture||Hon. Bill Dunn, MLA|
|Minister of Public Health and Motherhood||Hon. John McGirr, MLA|
|Solicitor-General||Hon. Robert Sproule, MLC||15 April 1920||1 year, 178 days|
|Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
|Hon. Edward Cavanagh, MLC||21 April 1920||1 year, 172 days|
- ^a First official use of the title 'Premier'.
- ^b Storey died in office on 5 October. Dooley was appointed Acting Premier, serving from Storey's death until the ministry was dissolved and reformed on 10 October, with Dooley as Premier.
- John Storey - 20th Premier of New South Wales
- Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1920–1922
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Holman ministry (1916 – 1920)
1920 – 1921
Dooley ministry (1921)