Albert Blakey

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Albert Blakey
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Senator for Victoria
In office
1 July 1910 – 30 June 1917
Personal details
Born (1879-11-09)9 November 1879
Balmoral, Victoria
Died 4 July 1935(1935-07-04) (aged 55)
Mooroopna, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Clerk

Albert Edward Howarth Blakey (9 November 1879 – 4 July 1935) was an Australian politician. Born in Balmoral, Victoria, he received a primary education before becoming a clerk, and an official with the Clerks' Union. Blakely also served as secretary of the Hamilton branch of the ALP and a member of the board of directors of the Australian Natives' Association.[1] In 1906 he served as a member of the central executive of the Victorian ALP.

In 1910, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Victoria. He was defeated in 1917,[2] and died in Mooroopna in 1935 after a long illness.[1]

The Age called him a good platform speaker and referred to his genial personality.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c The Age, "Ex-Senator A. Blakey", 5 July 1935, p. 11
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 6 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11.