Frank Scully (politician)

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Frank Scully
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Richmond
In office
17 December 1949 – 30 May 1958
Preceded byStan Keon
Succeeded byBill Towers
Personal details
Francis Raymond Scully

(1920-01-27)27 January 1920
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Died12 August 2015(2015-08-12) (aged 95)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Political partyLabor Party (1949–1955)
Other political
Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist) (1955–1957)
Democratic Labor Party (1957–1958)
Moira Grant
(m. 1957)
OccupationRailway worker

Francis Raymond Scully (27 January 1920 – 12 August 2015), Australian politician, from 1949 was a member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the electoral district of Richmond representing the Labor Party to March 1955.[1] He was Assistant Minister of Lands, Assistant Minister of Electrical Undertakings in the third Cain government from 1952 to 1955. He was a member of the Catholic Social Studies Movement ("The Movement") in Victoria, and was expelled from the ministry and the ALP as part of the Australian Labor Party split of 1955.[1] He then was a member of the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist) (and then the Democratic Labor Party) from 1955 to 1958. Scully was the only member of the DLP in the lower house of the Victorian parliament during these three years.[2]

Scully was a railway worker, and was active in the Australian Railways Union Industrial Group.[3] Scully was defeated at the 1958 elections[4] and subsequently owned a news-agency in Sandringham, Victoria.[5] He died in 2015 at the age of 95.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Frank Scully passes away, aged 95 years". Democratic Labour Party (Australia). 14 August 2015. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ainsley Symons (2012), 'Democratic Labor Party members in the Victorian Parliament of 1955–1958,' in Recorder (Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Melbourne Branch) No. 275, November, Pages 4–5.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 June 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Robert Murray (1970), The Split, F.W. Cheshire, Melbourne, page 339
  5. ^ Parliament of Victoria. "RE-MEMBER (FORMER MEMBERS) Francis Raymond Scully". Retrieved 19 October 2022.
Victorian Legislative Assembly
Preceded by Member for Richmond
Succeeded by