Frank Field (Australian politician)

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Frank Field
Frank Field.jpg
11th Deputy Premier of Victoria
In office
21 November 1945 – 20 November 1947
PremierJohn Cain
Preceded byThomas Maltby
Succeeded byJohn McDonald
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Dandenong
In office
2 October 1937 – 9 October 1947
Preceded byFrank Groves
Succeeded byWilliam Dawnay-Mould
Personal details
Born
Francis Field

(1904-12-23)23 December 1904
Carlton North, Victoria, Australia
Died4 June 1985(1985-06-04) (aged 80)
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia
Resting placeCheltenham Memorial Park
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse
Aileen Mary O'Brien
(m. 1934⁠–⁠1980)
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne
ProfessionSolicitor
Military service
AllegianceAustralia
Branch/serviceRoyal Australian Air Force
Years of service1942–1947
RankFlying Officer
Unit1 Embarkation Depot

Francis 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Francis Field". re-member: a database of all Victorian MPs since 1851. Parliament of Victoria. Retrieved 25 August 2022.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member for Dandenong
1937–1947
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Public Instruction
1943
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of Public Instruction
1945–1947
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Premier of Victoria
1945–1947
Succeeded by