Major (Clarrie) Clarence Edward MARTIN, Q.C.,M.Ec.,LL.,A.A.I.S (1900 - 1953)**
- Date of Birth: 10/02/1900
- Place of Birth: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
- Date of Death: 05/09/1953
- Place of Death: Centennial Park, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||25 Oct 1930||5 Sep 1953||22yr(s) 10mth(s) 12day(s)|
|Member for Young||25 Oct 1930||18 May 1932||1yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)|
29th (1930 - 1932)
|Member for Waverley||23 Apr 1939||18 Apr 1941||1yr(s) 11mth(s) 27day(s)|
32nd (1938 - 1941)
|Member for Waverley||10 May 1941||24 Apr 1944||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 15day(s)|
33rd (1941 - 1944)
|Member for Waverley||28 Apr 1944||29 Mar 1947||2yr(s) 11mth(s) 2day(s)|
34th (1944 - 1947)
|Member for Waverley||3 May 1947||22 May 1950||3yr(s) 20day(s)|
35th (1947 - 1950)
|Member for Waverley||17 Jun 1950||14 Jan 1953||2yr(s) 6mth(s) 29day(s)|
36th (1950 - 1953)
|Member for Waverley||14 Feb 1953||5 Sep 1953||6mth(s) 23day(s)|
37th (1953 - 1956)
|Attorney General||16 May 1941||30 Jun 1950||9yr(s) 1mth(s) 15day(s)|
|Minister for Co-operative Societies||21 Sep 1949||30 Jun 1950||9mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Attorney General||30 Jun 1950||23 Feb 1953||2yr(s) 7mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Minister for Transport||23 Feb 1953||5 Sep 1953||6mth(s) 14day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP), branch and electorate council offices; vice president of the central executive from 1928 until 1929, active in socialisation units from 1931 until 1933, stood as Heffron supporter in 1939.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Schoolteacher and Lawyer (solicitor). Moved with parents to Broken Hill when very young. Educated at Broken Hill district school; orphaned at an early age, found work in a mine continuing private study; at seventeen travelled to Sydney; trained as a teacher from 1917 until 1918, teacher with Education Department from 1919 as well as becoming an evening student at the University of Sydney., B Ec in 1923, M.Ec in 1932; posted to Young from 1923 until 1926; Workers' Educational Association district tutor, Newcastle from 1926 until 1930; Associate of Australian Institute of Secretaries, member of Institute Council in 1927, after 1932 defeat applied unsuccessfully to rejoin the Education Department, sold insurance, did coaching, became a research officer for six months for the Public Service Association; became a staff training officer for the Australian Gas Light Company and was a law student at the University of Sydney from 1933 until 1936, LLB in 1936, called to the Bar in 1936; president of the Left Book Club; founder and president of the Fabian Society of New South Wales. Trustee of the Public Library of New South Wales from 1948 until 1953; fellow of the Senate of University of Sydney from 1941 until 1953; Queens Counsel (QC) in 1952;Young Australian League; trustee of Sydney Cricket Ground from 1952 until 1953; author in 1931.
Served in 2nd Australian Infantry Forces for four years, Combined Operational Services Command, New Guinea; Major.
Son of Edward Martin, miner, and Catherine Josephine Burke. Married Janet Wrightson on 22 December 1933 and had issue, 1 son. Funeral at Eastern Suburbs crematorium from St Andrew's Church of England cathedral.
Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 15.
P. White, "C. E. Martin: A Political Biography 1900 - 1953", M.Ec. thesis, University of Sydney, 1986.
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Clarence Edward Martin - papers, 1928 - 1953 (MLMSS 4947).