Biographical entry Santamaria, Bartholomew Augustine (Bob) (1915 - 1998)
Brunswick, Victoria, Australia
- Political Activist and Writer
Bartholomew Augustine (Bob) Santamaria was a political activist, writer and prominent Catholic layman. He was director of the National Secretariat of Catholic Action (1947-54; assistant director 1937-47), president of the Catholic Social Studies Movement (1943-57) and secretary of the National Catholic Rural Movement (1939-61). In 1957, Santamaria established the National Civic Council; he served as president of the NCC from 1957 to 1998. His anti-Communist and conservative views were influential in the Democratic Labor Party.
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