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Cooper, Vivian Joseph Northcote

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Birth Date: 19 June 1909 (Parkhurst, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 10 September 2000 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Joseph Cooper and Norah (nee Dooley)

Family: Catherine Elizabeth Hood on 4 September 1933, 3 sons, 1 daughter

Education: Parkhurst State School; Nobbs Street Convent; Christian Brothers College, Rockhampton

Religion: Roman Catholic


Chief Inspector, Queensland Fish Marketing Board, until 31 Dec 1974; Coach painter and signwriter, Queensland Railways, until 1952

Party Positions:

  1. (ALP) Secretary and Campaign Director, Capricornia (Federal) elections
  2. (ALP) Secretary and Campaign Director, Keppel and Rockhampton (State) elections
  3. (ALP) President, Labor Day Celebrations Committee, 1940

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Keppel 25 Oct 1952 26 Apr 1957
Assembly QLP Keppel 26 Apr 1957 3 Aug 1957

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Government Whip 11 Jun 1957 2 Aug 1957

Additional Information

Notes: Mr Cooper won the seat of Keppel at a by-election on 25 Oct 1952. President and Secretary, Vehicle Builders Employees Union, Rockhampton, 1939 to 1952. Secretary, Rockhampton Trades and Labor Council, 1943 to 1945. President, Rockhampton Combined Unions Organisations. Delegate, Queensland Trades Union Congress

Sources: Image sourced from the collection of the Queensland Parliamentary Library and Research Service; Waterson, DB and John Arnold, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1930-1980, (Canberra: ANU Press, 1982)

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 14 June 2017]