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The First Menzies Ministry
was the twenty-sixth Australian Commonwealth ministry, and ran from 26 April 1939 to 14 March 1940.
United Australia Party
The United Australia Party was an Australian political party that was founded in 1931 and dissolved in 1945. It was the political successor to the Nationalist Party of Australia and predecessor to the Liberal Party of Australia...
- Rt Hon Robert Menzies
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, , Australian politician, was the 12th and longest-serving Prime Minister of Australia....
, KC MP: Prime Minister, Treasurer. Minister for Defence Co-ordination (from 13 November 1939), Minister for Trade and Customs (from 23 February 1940)
- Rt Hon Billy Hughes
William Morris "Billy" Hughes, CH, KC, MHR , Australian politician, was the seventh Prime Minister of Australia from 1915 to 1923....
, KC MP: Attorney-General, Minister for Industry
- Hon John Perkins
John Arthur Perkins was an Australian politician and journalist.Perkins was born at Gocup near Tumut, New South Wales and educated at public schools in Tumut and Cooma. He was a member of the Cooma Municipal Council from 1902 to 1909 and mayor in 1904 and 1908...
, MP: Minister without portfolio administering External Territories
- Hon Geoffrey Street
Geoffrey Austin Street MC was an Australian Cabinet Minister and member of the House of Representatives, representing the Division of Corangamite from 1934 until his death in 1940....
, MP: Minister for Defence (to 13 November 1939), Minister for the Army (from 13 November 1939)
- Hon Richard Casey
Richard Gardiner Casey, Baron Casey KG GCMG CH DSO MC KStJ PC was an Australian politician, diplomat and the 16th Governor-General of Australia.-Early life:...
, MP: Minister for Supply and Development (to 26 January 1940)
- Hon Sir Henry Somer Gullett, KCMG MP: Minister for External Affairs. Minister for Information (from 12 September 1939)
- Senator Hon George McLeay
George McLeay was an Australian politician and senior minister in the Menzies Liberal government.McLeay was born in Port Clinton, South Australia and educated at Port Clinton Public School until 1906 when he was sent to Adelaide where he continued his education at Unley Public School...
: Minister for Commerce
- Hon John Lawson
John Norman Lawson was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney to James Lawson and Eleanor, née Day, he was educated at Sydney Boys' High School and the University of Sydney. He worked as a veterinarian in New Zealand from 1920 until 1926, when he bought Kidgery, a sheep station near Nyngan, New...
, MP: Minister for Trade and Customs (to 23 February 1940)
- Hon Eric Harrison
Sir Eric John Harrison KCMG KCVO was an Australian politician who became the first Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party of Australia....
, MP: Postmaster-General, Minister for Repatriation
- Hon James Fairbairn
James Valentine Fairbairn was a pastoralist, aviator, Australian politician and cabinet minister who was killed in the Canberra air disaster....
, MP: Minister for Civil Aviation. Minister for Air (from 13 November 1939). Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 26 January 1940)
- Hon Sir Frederick Stewart, MP: Minister for Health, Minister for Social Services. Minister for the Navy (from 13 November 1939). Minister for Supply and Development (from 26 January 1940)
- Senator Hon Harry Foll: Minister for the Interior
- Senator Hon Herbert Collett
Herbert Brayley Collett CMG DSO was an Australian politician, librarian and soldier.Collett was born in St. Peter Port, Guernsey and arrived with his family in Western Australia in October 1884. He was educated at Perth Grammar School and became a librarian at the Victoria Public Library in 1891...
: Minister without portfolio administering War Service Homes
- Hon Harold Holt
Harold Edward Holt, CH was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia.His term as Prime Minister was brought to an early and dramatic end in December 1967 when he disappeared while swimming at Cheviot Beach near Portsea, Victoria, and was presumed drowned.Holt spent 32 years...
, MP: Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for Supply and Development. Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for Trade and Customs (from 23 February 1940)
- Senator Hon Philip McBride
Sir Philip Albert Martin McBride KCMG was an Australian politician.McBride was born into a well-known pastoral family and educated at Burra Public School and Prince Alfred College in Adelaide. In 1931, he was elected as the member for Grey in the Australian House of Representatives, representing...
: Minister without portfolio assisting the Minister for Commerce
- Hon Percy Spender
Sir Percy Claude Spender, KCVO, KBE, QC, , was an Australian politician. diplomat and jurist.Spender was born in Sydney and educated at the prestigious Fort Street High School and later the University of Sydney. He joined the Commonwealth Public Service in 1915...
, KC MP: Minister without portfolio assisting the Treasurer (to 3 November 1939), Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 26 January 1940)