Dan Curtin

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Dan Curtin
Daniel Curtin.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Watson
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by Max Falstein
Succeeded by Jim Cope
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kingsford-Smith
In office
10 December 1955 – 29 September 1969
Preceded by Gordon Anderson
Succeeded by Lionel Bowen
Personal details
Born (1898-02-14)14 February 1898
Sydney, New South Wales
Died 4 December 1980(1980-12-04) (aged 82)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Boilermaker

Daniel James "Dan" Curtin (14 February 1898 – 4 February 1980) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he was educated at a Catholic primary school before becoming a boilermaker and organiser of the Boilermakers' Society. In 1949, he was preselected by the Australian Labor Party to contest the safe Labor seat of Watson, displacing the sitting member, Max Falstein, who contested the seat as an independent. Curtin won the seat, which he held until 1955, when he transferred to the seat of Kingsford-Smith. He held Kingsford-Smith until 1969, when he retired from politics.


Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Max Falstein
Member for Watson
Succeeded by
Jim Cope
Preceded by
Gordon Anderson
Member for Kingsford-Smith
Succeeded by
Lionel Bowen