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Calwell, Arthur

Born: 1896 AD
Died: 1973 AD
2.9 (58%) 40 votes

1896 – He was born in Melbourne, Australia on the 28th of August.

1940 – He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives for the seat of Melbourne.

1945 – He became Minister for Immigration in Ben Chifley’s government.

1947 – He signed an agreement with the United Nations Refugee Organisation to accept displaced persons from European countries ravaged by war.

1949 – He left office when the Liberals, led by Robert Menzies, defeated Chifley.

1951 – After Chifley’s death, Dr H.V. Evatt became the Labor leader, and Calwell became his Deputy.

1960 – He served as Leader of the Australian Labor Party.

1966 – On 21st of June, he addressed an anti-conscription rally at Mosman Town Hall in Sydney.

1967 – He resigned as Labor leader.

1972 – He died on the 8th of July and he was given a state funeral at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne.

2.9 (58%) 40 votes