Harry Webb (Australian politician)


Harry Webb (Australian politician)
Harry Webb
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Swan
In office
29 May 1954 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by Bill Grayden
Succeeded by Richard Cleaver
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Stirling
In office
10 December 1955 – 22 November 1958
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Doug Cash
In office
9 December 1961 – 2 December 1972
Preceded by Doug Cash
Succeeded by Ian Viner
Personal details
Born 2 February 1908(1908-02-02)
England
Died 15 November 2000(2000-11-15) (aged 92)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Engineman, unionist

Charles Harry Webb (2 February 1908 – 15 November 2000) was an Australian politician. Born in England, he migrated to Australia in 1913 and was educated at state schools, after which he became a locomotive engineman. He rose to become Secretary of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen, and was a member of the executive of the Australian Council of Trade Unions. He was also president of the Western Australian Trades Union Industrial Council, and served as president of the Western Australian Labor Party from 1946 to 1955. In 1954, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Swan; he transferred to the new seat of Stirling in 1955. He was defeated by a Liberal candidate in 1958, but was re-elected in 1961. He held the seat until his defeat in 1972. Webb died in 2000.[1]

References

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/a/australia. Retrieved 2008-08-01. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bill Grayden
Member for Swan
1954 – 1955
Succeeded by
Richard Cleaver
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Stirling
1955 – 1958
Succeeded by
Doug Cash
Preceded by
Doug Cash
Member for Stirling
1961 – 1972
Succeeded by
Ian Viner