William McCormack

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The Hon
Bill McCormack
William McCormack.jpg
22nd Premier of Queensland
In office
22 October 1925 – 21 May 1929
Preceded by William Gillies
Succeeded by Arthur Edward Moore
Constituency Cairns
27th Treasurer of Queensland
In office
22 October 1925 – 21 May 1929
Preceded by William Gillies
Succeeded by Walter Barnes
Constituency Cairns
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cairns
In office
27 April 1912 – 21 February 1930
Preceded by John Mann
Succeeded by John O'Keefe
Personal details
Born William McCormack
(1879-04-27)27 April 1879
St Lawrence, Queensland, Australia
Died 21 November 1947(1947-11-21) (aged 68)
Annerley, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Unmarried
Occupation Tin miner, Trade union organiser
Religion Roman Catholic
William McCormack's headstone at Brisbane's Toowong Cemetery.

William McCormack (27 April 1879 – 21 November 1947),[1] was Premier of Queensland, Australia, from 1925 to 1929.[2]

He was born in St Lawrence, Queensland and died in Brisbane on 21 November 1947.[2]

He entered politics as member for Cairns at the election of 1912, a seat he held until his retirement from politics in 1930.[2]

He was a friend of Ted Theodore, an earlier premier, and was involved with him in the Mungana Affair.[1]

McCormack died in 1947 with his funeral proceeding from his Annerley residence to the Toowong Cemetery.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McCormack, William (1879–1947)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Funeral notices.". The Courier-Mail (Brisbane: National Library of Australia). 24 November 1947. p. 10. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  4. ^ McCormack William — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John Mann
Member for Cairns
1912–1930
Succeeded by
John O'Keefe
Preceded by
William Armstrong
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
1915–1919
Succeeded by
William Lennon
Political offices
Preceded by
William Gillies
Deputy Premier of Queensland
1925
Succeeded by
William Forgan Smith
Treasurer of Queensland
1925–1929
Succeeded by
Walter Barnes
Premier of Queensland
1925–1929
Succeeded by
A.E. Moore
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Gillies
Leader of the Labor Party in Queensland
1925-1929
Succeeded by
William Forgan Smith