Carlton President and VFL Administrator Sir Kenneth Luke was knighted.
Carlton Player Jim Kennedy was knighted for his services to society.

Significant Awards

Harry Furnell was appointed Commander in the order of the British Empire (CBE) in recognition of his wartime duties.
John 'Jack' Massey was appointed an MBE in recognition of his significant contribution to public life.
Arch Shields was a Squadron Leader in World War II, and a pioneer in cyclone warning systems. He was awarded an MBE in 1972.
Bruce Comben was awarded the Order of Australia medal in 1982
Oliver J. Nilsen Carlton Vice President 1936 & 3UZ Radio Station owner awarded CBE 1956.

Military Awards

Distinguished Service Order - (DSO)
Gordon Ross (WW1) and Harry Furnell (WW II)

Meritorious Service Medal
Frank Triplett

Military Cross
Jack Bristow, Jack Loughnan and Andrew Dougall (while serving under the assumed name of James Davidson).

Military Medal
Harold Daniel, Jim Fraser, Les Kittle, Stewart McLatchie, Charlie Stewart and Fred Webber

Politics and Public Service

Fred Brooks was Victoria's Director-General of Education from 1965 to 1973.
Peter Hall represented the electorates of Gippsland Province and Eastern Victoria in the Legislative Council 1988 - present (National Party)
Jim Kennedy represented the province of Higginbotham in the Legislative Council of Victoria 1937- 1950 (United Australia Party). He was knighted in 1950.
Justin Madden represented the electorates of Doutta Galla, Western Province and Essendon in the Victorian Parliament, 2002 - present. (ALP)
  • Minister for Youth Affairs 1999-2002
  • Minister for Sport & Recreation 1999-2006
  • Minister for the Commonwealth Games 2002-2006
  • Minister for Planning 2006-2010
Oliver J. Nilsen was elected Lord Mayor of Melbourne in 1951.
Former President Ian Rice was also once a Lord Mayor of Melbourne.


Mike Fitzpatrick is a Director of many businesses, including the Hastings Funds Management group and Rio Tinto.


Mike Fitzpatrick was a Rhodes Scholar


Henry Bournes Higgins Carlton Football Club President 1904
As Justice for the High Court of Australia he was famous for his Harvester Judgement of 1907 which enshrined the concept of the basic wage, providing a worker a standard of living fit for "a human being in a civilised community."
Earlier as a member of the Victorian Parliament he helped draw up the Australian Constitution.
The Federal Electorate of Higgins is named after him.

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