William McCormack

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The Hon
Bill McCormack
William McCormack.jpg
22nd Premier of Queensland
In office
22 October 1925 – 21 May 1929
Preceded by William Gillies
Succeeded by Arthur Edward Moore
Constituency Cairns
Speaker of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
In office
12 July 1915 – 9 September 1919
Preceded by William Armstrong
Succeeded by William Lennon
Constituency Cairns
27th Treasurer of Queensland
In office
22 October 1925 – 21 May 1929
Preceded by William Gillies
Succeeded by Walter Barnes
Constituency Cairns
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Cairns
In office
27 April 1912 – 21 February 1930
Preceded by John Mann
Succeeded by John O'Keefe
Personal details
Born William McCormack
(1879-04-27)27 April 1879
St Lawrence, Queensland, Australia
Died 21 November 1947(1947-11-21) (aged 68)
Annerley, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Tin miner, Trade union organiser

William McCormack (27 April 1879 – 21 November 1947),[1] was Premier of Queensland, Australia, from 1925 to 1929.[2]

Early life[edit]

William McCormack was born in St Lawrence, Queensland.[2]


McCormack entered politics as member for Cairns in the Queensland Legislative Assembly at the election of 1912, a seat he held until his retirement from politics in 1930.[2]

He was a friend of Ted Theodore, an earlier premier, and was involved with him in the Mungana Affair.[1]

Later life[edit]

William McCormack's headstone at Brisbane's Toowong Cemetery

McCormack died in Brisbane on 21 November 1947 and was buried at the Toowong Cemetery. His funeral cortage proceeded from his Annerley residence to the cemetery.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b McCormack, William (1879–1947)Australian Dictionary of Biography. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Funeral notices.". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane: National Library of Australia. 24 November 1947. p. 10. Retrieved 7 January 2015. 
  4. ^ McCormack William — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
John Mann
Member for Cairns
Succeeded by
John O'Keefe
Preceded by
William Armstrong
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Succeeded by
William Lennon
Political offices
Preceded by
William Gillies
Deputy Premier of Queensland
Succeeded by
William Forgan Smith
Treasurer of Queensland
Succeeded by
Walter Barnes
Premier of Queensland
Succeeded by
A.E. Moore
Party political offices
Preceded by
William Gillies
Leader of the Labor Party in Queensland
Succeeded by
William Forgan Smith