Henry Curran (Australian politician)

Henry Curran (25 January 1912 – 21 October 1975) was an Australian politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1960 to 1968.

Henry Curran
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
12 March 1960 – 31 March 1962
Preceded byDick Lawrence
Succeeded byNone (seat abolished)
ConstituencySouth Fremantle
In office
31 March 1962 – 23 March 1968
Preceded byNone (new seat)
Succeeded byDon Taylor
ConstituencyCockburn
Personal details
Born(1912-01-25)25 January 1912
Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland
Died21 October 1975(1975-10-21) (aged 63)
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLabor

Curran was born in Stirling, Scotland, to Rosina (née McKenna) and Patrick Curran. He and his parents emigrated to Australia when he was a child. After leaving school, Curran worked for various companies in the Fremantle area, and became involved in the union movement. He also served in the Australian Army during World War II, as a transport driver.[1] Curran entered parliament at the 1960 by-election for the seat of South Fremantle, which had been caused by the death of Dick Lawrence. His seat was abolished at the 1962 state election, and he successfully transferred to the new seat of Cockburn.[2] In 1963, Curran was involved in a traffic accident that resulted in the amputation of a leg.[1] He was re-elected unopposed at the 1965 election, and retired at the 1968 election.[2] Curran died in Perth in 1975, aged 63. He had married Alma Bindley in 1936, with whom he had two children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Henry Curran – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b Black, David; Prescott, Valerie (1997). Election statistics : Legislative Assembly of Western Australia, 1890-1996. Perth, [W.A.]: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project and Western Australian Electoral Commission. ISBN 0730984095.
Parliament of Western Australia
Preceded by
Dick Lawrence
Member for South Fremantle
1960–1962
Abolished
New seat Member for Cockburn
1962–1968
Succeeded by
Don Taylor