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McGirr ministry (1947–1950)

McGirr ministry
53rd Cabinet of the State of New South Wales
Premier Jim McGirr
Date formed19 May 1947
Date dissolved30 June 1950
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge VI
GovernorSir John Northcott
PremierJim McGirr
Deputy PremierJack Baddeley
Joe Cahill
No. of ministers15
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority government
Opposition partyUAP/Country coalition
Opposition leaderVernon Treatt
History
Election(s)1947 New South Wales election
PredecessorFirst McGirr ministry
SuccessorThird McGirr ministry

The McGirr ministry (1947–1950) or Second McGirr ministry was the 53rd ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 28th Premier, Jim McGirr, of the Labor Party. The ministry was the second of three consecutive occasions when the Government was led by McGirr, as Premier.

McGirr was first elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1922 and served continuously until 1952, holding the various seats of Cootamundra, Cumberland, Bankstown, and Liverpool. Having served in the third ministry of Jack Lang, and the first and second ministries of William McKell, McGirr was variously torn between Lang Labor and the newly formed Australian Labor Party. When McKell stood aside as Premier in 1947 in order to take up an appointment as Governor-General of Australia, McGirr was elected Labor Leader and became Premier. McGirr led Labor to victory at the 1947 state election.[1]

This ministry covers the period from 19 May 1947 until the 1950 state election, held on 30 June,[2][3] when McGirr led Labor to victory and the Third McGirr ministry was sworn in.

Composition of ministry

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier McGirr on 19 May 1947. The principal changes from the first McGirr ministry were that Bill Dunn was dropped, replaced by Bill Sheahan and the portfolio of Building Materials was created, filled by Claude Matthews. There was a rearrangement of the Ministry in September 1949, triggered by the resignation of Deputy Premier, Jack Baddeley. Baddeley suffered a heart attack in December 1948 while serving as Acting Premier.[4] Joe Cahill succeeded Baddeley as Deputy Premier. The portfolio of Co-operative Societies was created and filled by Clarrie Martin.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier
Treasurer
Jim McGirr[a]   Labor       19 May 1947 30 June 1950 3 years, 42 days
Deputy Premier Jack Baddeley[a] 8 September 1949 2 years, 112 days
Joe Cahill 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days
Chief Secretary Jack Baddeley[a] 19 May 1947 8 September 1949 2 years, 112 days
Jim McGirr 8 September 1949 21 September 1949 13 days
Claude Matthews 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days
Secretary for Mines Jack Baddeley[a] 19 May 1947 8 September 1949 2 years, 112 days
Jim McGirr 8 September 1949 21 September 1949 13 days
William Dickson, MLC 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days
Minister for National Emergency Services Jack Baddeley[a] 19 May 1947 8 September 1949 2 years, 112 days
Jim McGirr 8 September 1949 21 September 1949 13 days
Minister for Housing
Assistant Treasurer
Clive Evatt[b] 19 May 1947 30 June 1950 3 years, 42 days
Minister for Education Bob Heffron[a]
Attorney–General Clarrie Martin, KC[c]
Minister for Co-operative Societies 21 September 1949 282 days
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare Hamilton Knight[a] 19 May 1947 29 October 1947 163 days
Jack Baddeley 29 October 1947 9 March 1948 132 days
Frank Finnan 9 March 1948 30 June 1950 2 years, 113 days
Minister of Justice
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Representative of the Government in the Legislative Council
Reg Downing, MLC[a] 19 May 1947 30 June 1950 3 years, 42 days
Secretary for Public Works
Minister for Local Government
Joe Cahill[a]
Minister for Health Gus Kelly[a]
Minister for Transport Maurice O'Sullivan[a]
Minister for Agriculture Eddie Graham[a]
Minister for Conservation George Weir[a]
Secretary for Lands Bill Sheahan
Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration Frank Finnan[a] 29 October 1947 9 March 1948 132 days
Claude Matthews 9 March 1948 21 September 1949 1 year, 196 days
Joshua Arthur 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days
Minister without portfolio 15 September 1949 21 September 1949 6 days
Minister for Building Materials Claude Matthews 19 May 1947 9 March 1948 132 days
William Dickson, MLC 9 March 1948 30 June 1950 2 years, 113 days
Assistant Minister 19 May 1947 9 March 1948 132 days

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Retained portfolios of from First McGirr ministry.
  2. ^ Retained portfolio of Housing from First McGirr ministry.
  3. ^ Retained portfolio of Attorney–General from First McGirr ministry.

See also

  • Members of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly
  • 1947–1950

References

  1. ^ Clune, David. "McGirr, James (Jim) (1890-1957)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  2. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Former members of the New South Wales Parliament, 1856–2006". New South Wales Parliament. Retrieved 4 December 2019.
  4. ^ Farrell, Frank. "Baddeley, John Marcus (1881–1953)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. ISSN 1833-7538. Retrieved 4 May 2019.

 

New South Wales government ministries Preceded byMcGirr ministry (1947) McGirr ministry (1947–1950) 1947–1950 Succeeded byMcGirr ministry (1950–1952)
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