Ted Peters (politician)

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Ted Peters
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Burke
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Division abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Scullin
In office
10 December 1955 – 29 September 1969
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Division abolished
Personal details
Born (1897-06-12)12 June 1897
Melbourne, Victoria
Died 22 June 1980(1980-06-22) (aged 83)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Public servant

Edward William "Ted" Peters (12 June 1897 – 22 June 1980) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he attended Catholic schools before becoming a clerk with the Victorian Public Service. He was president of the Victorian branch of the Clerks' Union and in 1934 was President of the Victorian Labor Party. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for the new seat of Burke. He held the seat until 1955, when it was abolished; Peters contested the new seat of Scullin and was successful, defeating member for Hoddle Jack Cremean, whose seat had also been abolished, running for the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist). He held the seat until 1969, when it was abolished, and Peters retired. He died in 1980.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
Parliament of Australia
New division Member for Burke
1949–1955
Division abolished
New division Member for Scullin
1955–1969
Division abolished