Frank Blevins

Frank Trevor Blevins (3 June 1939 – 7 September 2013) was an Australian politician and 6th Deputy Premier of South Australia from 1992 to 1993 for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. Blevins served in both the Legislative Council and House of Assembly.[1] He was a minister in a number of portfolios. In 1983 in a dispute about the use of volunteers in the ambulance service, as minister for Health, he publicly sided with the St. John Council who managed the ambulance service against two unions, the Ambulance Employees Association and the Miscellaneous Workers Association. John Cornwall, reflects that this position probably damaged his credibility at the time, with both unions and the Labor Party.[2] Blevins was Treasurer of South Australia from 1992 to 1993.[3]


Frank Blevins
Deputy Premier of South Australia
In office
4 September 1992 – 14 December 1993
PremierLynn Arnold
Preceded byDon Hopgood
Succeeded byStephen Baker
Treasurer of South Australia
In office
4 September 1992 – 14 December 1993
PremierLynn Arnold
Preceded byJohn Bannon
Succeeded byRob Lucas
Member for Giles
In office
11 December 1993 – 10 October 1997
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byLyn Breuer
Member for Whyalla
In office
7 December 1985 – 10 December 1993
Preceded byMaxwell Brown
Succeeded byDistrict Abolished
Member of the Legislative Council
of South Australia
In office
12 July 1975 – 15 November 1985
Personal details
Born
Frank Trevor Blevins

(1939-06-03)3 June 1939
Manchester, England
Died7 September 2013(2013-09-07) (aged 74)
North Adelaide, South Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party (SA)

Prior to entering parliament he was a British merchant seaman and then a merchant seaman at Whyalla.[4] He died at his home in 2013.[5][6]

Political offices
Preceded by
Don Hopgood
Deputy Premier of South Australia
1992 – 1993
Succeeded by
Stephen Baker
Preceded by
John Bannon
Treasurer of South Australia
1992 – 1993
South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Max Brown
Member for Whyalla
1985–1993
District abolished
New district Member for Giles
1993–1997
Succeeded by
Lyn Breuer

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 May 2013. Retrieved 13 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Cornwall, John (1989). Just for the Record: The Political Recollections of John Cornwall. Adelaide: Wakefiled Press. p. 63. ISBN 9781862542563.
  3. ^ SA's former Deputy Premier Frank Blevins has died
  4. ^ Cornwall, John (1989). Just for the Record: The Political Recollections of John Cornwall. Adelaide: Wakefiled Press. p. 4. ISBN 9781862542563.
  5. ^ "House of Assembly - Tuesday 10 September 2013". Hansard. Retrieved 12 September 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Hon Blevins". Former Member of the Parliament of South Australia. Parliament of South Australia. Retrieved 12 September 2013.