Frank Crean, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Frank Crean

Australian politician, 5th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Date of Birth: 28-Feb-1916

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 02-Dec-2008

Profession: politician, accountant

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Frank Crean

  • Francis Daniel Crean (28 February 1916 – 2 December 2008) was an Australian politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1951 to 1977, representing the Labor Party.
  • He was a minister in the Whitlam Government, including as Treasurer from 1972 to 1974 and Deputy Prime Minister for a few months in 1975. Crean was born in Hamilton, Victoria.
  • He attended Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne, and subsequently worked as a tax accountant.
  • Crean was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly in 1945.
  • He lost his seat in 1947 and reclaimed it in 1949, but quit state politics two years later to stand at the 1951 federal election.
  • Crean spent the first 21 years of his career in federal politics in opposition, albeit as a frontbencher for most of that time.
  • He became Treasurer after the 1972 election, but economic uncertainty and factional considerations meant he was replaced by Jim Cairns after two years.
  • He was instead appointed Minister for Overseas Trade.
  • Crean held that position until the government's dismissal in 1975, and for its final six months was also deputy prime minister, replacing Cairns when he became embroiled in the Khemlani affair.
  • He left politics at the 1977 election.

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