Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
John (Jerry) Dolan
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 25 December 1901 Place Victoria Park, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Cormac Dolan, cartage contractor, and Ellen McMahon
Marriage and Family
Married 31 December 1932, St Patricks Church, East Fremantle to Eileen Margaret Foley (died 26 September 1995), daughter of John William Foley and Eileen Goodwin
Children: one son and two daughters
Death
Date 26 December 1986Place Bicton Hospital, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Catholic
Education
Christian Brothers College, Kalgoorlie
Claremont Teachers College 1922–1923
Occupation
Teacher
Employment History
Monitor and teacher on timber line near Kalgoorlie
North Kalgoorlie September 1920, Lakeside Woodline 1921
Teacher at Beaconsfield January 1924, Fremantle Boys School from March 1924, Fremantle Boys High School from 1946, John Curtin High School 1956–1963
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Party
Labor
Joined Australian Labor Party 1921
Secretary East Fremantle branch for many years
Date Elected
29 June 1963
Inaugural Speech
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Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1974
Electorate
West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC West Province 29 June 1963 (by-election)–21 May 1965
    South-East Metropolitan Province 22 May 1965–21 May 1974
Office
  • Minister for Police and Transport (until 30 May 1973), Railways (from 12 October 1971), and Education (from 30 May 1973) 3 March 1971–8 April 1974
  • Leader of the Government in Legislative Council 7 February 1973–8 April 1974

Committees
  • Member Joint House Committee 1964–1971
  • Member Standing Orders Committee 1963–1965
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Member State School Teachers Union
League footballer for 16 seasons 1923–1938, played in 22 finals, 17 for East Fremantle and five for East Perth—nine grand finals
State coach and coach of East Fremantle and East Perth
Coached undefeated East Fremantle side 1946, Western Australian National Football League, the only team to achieve this feat during the course of a record 35 straight wins
Qualifications
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume two 1930-2010, Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2011, p. 70.
Further Information
Harry C. J. Phillips, 'Dolan, John (Jerry) (1901–1986)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/dolan-john-jerry-12429/text22347, published first in hardcopy 2007, accessed online 17 December 2015.
Bibliography
Edited transcript of an interview with Eileen Dolan
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