Division of Lang

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Lang
Australian House of Representatives Division
Created1901
Abolished1977
Namesake John Dunmore Lang

The Division of Lang was an Australian Electoral Division in the state of New South Wales. It was located in the southern suburbs of Sydney, and was named after Rev. John Dunmore Lang, a Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and advocate of Australian independence. It originally included the suburbs of Kogarah and Marrickville, but by the time it was abolished in 1977, it covered the suburbs of Lakemba and Belmore. The Division was proclaimed in 1900, and was one of the original 75 divisions to be contested at the first Federal election. It was held by the Labor Party for all but one term after 1928, and in its final form was very safe for that party. It was abolished at the redistribution of 31 October 1977. [1]

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Members

ImageMemberPartyTermNotes
  Francis McLean.jpg Francis McLean
(1863–1926)
Free Trade 29 March 1901
23 November 1903
Previously held the New South Wales Legislative Assembly seat of Marrickville. Did not contest in 1903. Failed to win the Division of Hume
  Elliot Johnson.jpg (Sir) Elliot Johnson
(1862–1932)
Free Trade 16 December 1903
1906
Served as Speaker during the Cook, Hughes and Bruce Governments. Lost seat
  Anti-Socialist 1906 –
26 May 1909
  Commonwealth Liberal 26 May 1909 –
17 February 1917
  Nationalist 17 February 1917 –
17 November 1928
  William Long.jpg William Long
(1885–1957)
Labor 17 November 1928
19 December 1931
Lost seat
  Adam Dein.jpg Dick Dein
(1889–1969)
United Australia 19 December 1931
7 August 1934
Transferred to the Senate
  Daniel Mulcahy.jpg Dan Mulcahy
(1882–1953)
Labor (NSW) 15 September 1934
February 1936
Died in office
  Labor February 1936 –
2 May 1940
  Labor (Non-Communist) 2 May 1940 –
February 1941
  Labor February 1941 –
13 July 1953
  No image.svg Frank Stewart
(1923–1979)
Labor 29 August 1953
10 December 1977
Served as minister under Whitlam. Transferred to the Division of Grayndler after Lang was abolished in 1977

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  1. DEATH OF THE HONOURABLE FRANCIS EUGENE STEWART, M.P