Frank O'Grady

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Frank O'Grady
Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department
In office
28 September 1961 – 8 December 1965
Personal details
Born Francis Phillip O’Grady
(1900-10-09)9 October 1900
Thebarton, Adelaide, South Australia
Died 6 May 1981(1981-05-06) (aged 80)
Woodville, Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australia Australian
Spouse(s) Dorothy Mary Walsh (m. 1930)
Occupation Public servant

Francis Phillip "Frank" O’Grady CBE (9 October 1900 – 6 May 1981) was a senior Australia public servant. He was Director-General of the Postmaster-General's Department from September 1961 until December 1965.

Life and career[edit]

Frank O'Grady was born on 9 October 1900 in Thebarton, Adelaide the first child of Hannah and John Michael O'Grady.[1]

He was appointed Director-General of Posts and Telegraphs, heading the Postmaster-General's Department, in September 1961.[2]

O'Grady retired from the Commonwealth Public Service and his position at the Postmaster-General's Department in December 1965.[1][3]


In 1964 O'Grady was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[1] He was appointed a knight commander of the papal Order of St Gregory the Great in 1969.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Putnis, Peter, "O'Grady, Francis Phillip (1900–1981)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 21 November 2014 
  2. ^ CA 9: Postmaster-General's Department, Central Administration, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 21 November 2014 
  3. ^ "Postal chief named". The Canberra Times. 1 October 1965. p. 3. 
Government offices
Preceded by
Mervyn Stradwick
Director General of the Postmaster-General's Department
1961 – 1965
Succeeded by
Trevor Housley