Arthur Drakeford, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Arthur Drakeford

Australian politician, born 1878

Date of Birth: 26-Apr-1878

Place of Birth: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Date of Death: 09-Jun-1957

Profession: politician, railroad engineer, trade unionist

Nationality: Australia

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Arthur Drakeford

  • Arthur Samuel Drakeford (26 April 1878 – 9 June 1957) was an Australian politician who served as a member of the House of Representatives from 1934 to 1955, representing the Labor Party.
  • He served as Minister for Air and Minister for Civil Aviation from 1941 to 1949, and during World War II was the minister responsible for the Royal Australian Air Force.
  • He was also responsible for the establishment of the domestic carrier Trans Australia Airlines and for the nationalisation of Qantas.

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