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Sir Kenneth Henry Wheeler

07 September 1912 (Mernda, Victoria)
10 May 1996
William Henry, farmer, and Alma Nellie Bodycoat, servant

Religion: Uniting Church

Marital Status: 24 Jan 1934 Hazel Jean Collins; 1s. 1d.

Mernda State School

Left school at 13 to work on father's farm; retail dairyman Coburg 1934-1950, amalgamated with Croft Bank Dairies Ltd 1950, manager (later Metropolitan Dairies) 1959-1970; member West Coburg State School, Glenroy Technical School, Pascoe Vale Girls High School, Melbourne School of Textiles Councils; JP 1950; president Coburg Rotary 1956, Coburg Football Club 1952-1955, 1958-1960; Kt 1976.

Retail dairyman

Coburg city councillor 1950-1959, mayor 1955-1956
Liberal and Country Party
Liberal Party
HouseElectorateStart End
Legislative AssemblyEssendon31 May 19584 May 1979

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.
Inaugural Speech
Other seats contested
Essendon 1952
Speaker 1973-1979
Printing committee 1958-1961, 1973-1979
Library committee 1961-1964, 1973-1979
Public Accounts committee 1964-1973
Ansett Transport Industries committee 1972
Qualifications ctee 1972-1973
House committee 1973-1979
Standing Orders ctee 1973-1979

References: Who's Who in Australia 1958-1983; 'Notable Australians', Melbourne, 1978; Herald 30 May 1973; Essendon Gazette 14 Nov 1979; personal information

Data Source: Browne, G, 'Biographical Register of the Victorian Parliament 1900-84', 1985

Last updated: 20th November 2018