Biographical entry McKell, William John (1891 - 1985)
- 26 September 1891
Pambula, New South Wales, Australia
- 11 January 1985
- Barrister, Boilermaker, Governor-General (Australia) and Politician
William John McKell was a premier of New South Wales and Governor-General of Australia. He left school at thirteen and worked as a boilermaker, becoming active in the trade union movement and the Australian Labor Party. McKell was premier of New South Wales from 1941 to 1947 and Governor-General of Australia from 1947 to 1953.
Cunneen, Chris. McKell, Sir William John (1891-1985), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Accessed 3 December 2013.