Smith, William Forgan

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Name
Smith, William Forgan Gender: M
born on 15 April 1887 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )
Place Dundee, Scotland, 56n28, 3w0
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°44' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 23°16 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°43'



William Forgan Smith

Biography

Australian politician, the Premier of the state of Queensland from 1932 to 1942. He came to dominate politics in the state during the 1930s, and his populism, firm leadership, defence of states' rights and interest in state development make him something of an archetypal Queensland Premier. He represented the Australian Labor Party (ALP).

Like most Queensland Premiers, Forgan Smith was an advocate of development. As such, he could put the relief work programs to good use building infrastructure and undertaking other capital works projects. He embarked on a number of ambitious ones, including the Story Bridge, an upgrade of Mackay Harbour, the Somerset Dam (which was not completed until after the end of his premiership) and a new building for the University of Queensland at St. Lucia that now bears his name.

He died in Sydney on 25 September 1953.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield requested data from Caroline Gerard who quoted birth certificate.

Born in Invergowrie, part of Dundee.

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Australian Labor Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Premier of Queensland, 1932-1942)