Fourth Menzies Ministry

The Fourth Menzies Ministry (LiberalCountry Coalition) was the 34th ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by the country's 12th Prime Minister, Robert Menzies. The Fourth Menzies Ministry succeeded the Second Chifley Ministry, which dissolved on 19 December 1949 following the federal election that took place on 10 December which saw the Coalition defeat Ben Chifley's Labor Party. The ministry was replaced by the Fifth Menzies Ministry on 11 May 1951 following the 1951 federal election.[1]

Fourth Menzies Ministry
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34th Ministry of Australia
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The Fourth Menzies Ministry at their swearing-in
Date formed19 December 1949
Date dissolved11 May 1951
People and organisations
MonarchGeorge VI
Governor-GeneralWilliam McKell
Prime MinisterRobert Menzies
No. of ministers19
Member partyLiberalCountry coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition majority government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderBen Chifley
History
Election(s)10 December 1949
Outgoing election28 April 1951
Legislature term(s)19th
PredecessorSecond Chifley Ministry
SuccessorFifth Menzies Ministry

Percy Spender, who died in 1985, was the last surviving member of the Fourth Menzies Ministry; Spender was also the last surviving minister of the first Menzies Government and the Fadden Government. John McEwen was the last surviving Country minister.

MinistryEdit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Rt Hon Robert Menzies (CH) KC
(1894–1978)

MP for Kooyong
(1934–1966)

 
Country Rt Hon Arthur Fadden
(1894–1973)

MP for McPherson
(1949–1958)

 
Liberal Hon Eric Harrison
(1892–1974)

MP for Wentworth
(1931–1956)

 
Liberal Hon Percy Spender KC
(1897–1985)

MP for Warringah
(1937–1951)

 
Liberal Hon Harold Holt
(1908–1967)

MP for Higgins
(1949–1967)

 
Country Hon John McEwen
(1900–1980)

MP for Murray
(1949–1971)

 
Liberal Rt Hon Richard Casey CH DSO MC
(1890–1976)

MP for La Trobe
(1949–1960)

 
Liberal Hon Philip McBride
(1892–1982)

MP for Wakefield
(1946–1958)

 
Liberal Hon John Spicer KC
(1899–1978)

Senator for Victoria
(1950–1956)

 
Liberal Hon Neil O'Sullivan
(1900–1968)

Senator for Queensland
(1947–1962)

 
Liberal Hon Howard Beale
(1898–1983)

MP for Parramatta
(1946–1958)

 
Liberal Hon George McLeay
(1892–1955)

Senator for South Australia
(1950–1955)

 
Country Hon Larry Anthony
(1897–1957)

MP for Richmond
(1937–1957)

 
Liberal Hon Dame Enid Lyons GBE
(1897–1981)

MP for Darwin
(1943–1951)

 
Country Rt Hon Sir Earle Page GCMG CH
(1880–1961)

MP for Cowper
(1919–1961)

 
Liberal Hon Thomas White DFC VD
(1888–1957)

MP for Balaclava
(1929–1951)

 
Liberal Hon Josiah Francis
(1890–1964)

MP for Moreton
(1922–1955)

 
Liberal Hon Bill Spooner MM
(1897–1966)

Senator for New South Wales
(1950–1965)

 
Country Hon Walter Cooper MBE
(1888–1973)

Senator for Queensland
(1935–1968)

 

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2010.