Dooley ministry (1921–22)
Dooley was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1907, serving until 1927, when he fell out with the Labor leadership, lost Labor preselection, and stood unsuccessfully as an Independent Labor candidate for the Senate in the 1931 federal election.
Dooley served as Deputy Labor leader to Ernest Durack and then John Storey, when Labor came to power at the 1920 state election, with a majority of one. On Storey's death in 1921, Dooley became Leader and Premier, reconstituting the ministry; however, his hold in power was tenuous. Losing a motion in the Legislative Assembly, Dooley sought a dissolution from the Governor, Dooley resigned and Sir George Fuller was asked to form government. However, his ministry of 20 December lasted only seven hours and Governor Davidson recommissioned Dooley as Premier.
Composition of ministry
The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Dooley on 20 December 1921 and covers the period up to 13 April 1922, when the ministry was dissolved as a result of the 1922 state election. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.
|Portfolio||Minister||Party||Term commence||Term end||Term of office|
|Hon. James Dooley, MLA||Labor||20 December 1921||13 April 1922||114 days|
|Colonial Treasurer||Hon. Jack Lang, MLA|
|Attorney-General||Hon. Edward McTiernan, MLA|
|Secretary for Lands
Minister for Forests
|Hon. Peter Loughlin, MLA|
|Secretary for Public Works
Minister for Railways
|Hon. John Estell, MLA|
|Minister of Justice||Hon. William McKell, MLA|
|Minister of Public Instruction||Hon. Thomas Mutch, MLA|
|Secretary for Mines
Minister for Local Government
|Hon. George Cann, MLA a|
|Solicitor-General||Hon. Robert Sproule, MLC|
|Minister of Agriculture||Hon. Bill Dunn, MLA|
|Minister for Labour
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in Legislative Council
|Hon. Edward Kavanagh, MLC|
|Minister of Public Health and Motherhood||Hon. John McGirr, MLA|
|Minister for State Industrial Enterprises||Hon. Carlo Lazzarini, MLA|
- ^a Cann also served in the 39th ministry led by Sir George Fuller, comprising a Nationalist coalition.
- James Dooley - 21st Premier of New South Wales
- First Dooley ministry
- Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1920–1922
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Fuller ministry (1921)
1921 – 1922
Fuller ministry (1922–1925)