Frank Field (Australian politician)

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Frank Field
10th Deputy Premier of Victoria
In office
21 November 1945 – 20 November 1947
Premier John Cain
Preceded by Thomas Maltby
Succeeded by John McDonald
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Dandenong
In office
2 October 1937 – 9 October 1947
Preceded by Frank Groves
Succeeded by William Dawnay-Mould
Personal details
Born Francis Field
(1904-12-23)23 December 1904
Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
Died 4 June 1985(1985-06-04) (aged 80)
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Resting place Cheltenham Memorial Park
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Aileen Mary O'Brien (m. 1934–80)
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Solicitor
Military service
Allegiance Australia
Service/branch Royal Australian Air Force
Years of service 1942–1947
Rank Flying Officer
Unit 1 Embarkation Depot

Francis "Frank" Field (23 December 1904 – 4 June 1985) was an Australian politician.

Born in North Carlton to public servant William John Field and Kate Emily Honeybone, he attended St Mary's Primary School in Dandenong and St Kevin's College before studying at Melbourne University, from which he graduated with a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Law. In 1930 he was admitted as a solicitor, practising in Dandenong and Melbourne. On 23 June 1934 Field married Aileen Mary O'Brien, with whom he had five children. He was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1937 as the Labor member for Dandenong. In September 1943 he was briefly Minister of Public Instruction; after serving in the Royal Australian Air Force (1942–45) he resumed the office in November 1945, when he was also appointed Deputy Premier. He lost his seat at the 1947 election.[1]


  1. ^ "Field, Francis". Parliament of Victoria. 1985. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by
Frank Groves
Member for Dandenong
Succeeded by
William Dawnay-Mould
Political offices
Preceded by
Albert Lind
Minister of Public Instruction
Succeeded by
Thomas Hollway
Preceded by
Leslie Hollins
Minister of Public Instruction
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Kent Hughes
Preceded by
Thomas Maltby
Deputy Premier of Victoria
Succeeded by
John McDonald