Jack Hall (politician)

Jack Hall (21 March 1910 – 5 May 1970) was an Australian trade unionist and politician who was a Labor Party member of the Legislative Assembly of Western Australia from 1956 to 1970, representing the seat of Albany.

Jack Hall
Member of the Legislative Assembly
of Western Australia
In office
7 April 1956 – 14 April 1970
Preceded byLeonard Hill
Succeeded byWyndham Cook
ConstituencyAlbany
Personal details
Born(1910-03-21)21 March 1910
Mount Malcolm, Western Australia, Australia
Died5 May 1970(1970-05-05) (aged 60)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Political partyLabor

Hall was born in Mount Malcolm, a short-lived settlement in the Goldfields. He went to school in Albany, and was subsequently employed by Albany Woollen Mills (a textile firm). He eventually became president of the Albany branch of the Textile Workers' Union, serving for seven years .[1] Hall entered parliament at the 1956 state election. He defeated Leonard Hill, the sitting Country Party member, by just 18 votes on the two-party-preferred count. At the 1959 election, Hall won an absolute majority on first preferences, a feat he repeated at three subsequent elections (in 1962, 1965, and 1968).[2] Suffering from ill health, he resigned from parliament in April 1970, and died in Perth less than a month later. He had married Irene Pearl Sutherland in 1933, with whom he had four children.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jack Hall – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. ^ 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
Leonard Hill
Member for Albany
1956–1970
Succeeded by
Wyndham Cook