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Members of the Australian Senate, 1935–1938

Senate composition at 1 July 1935
Government (33) - (15 seat majority)
  United Australia Party (26) [i]
  Country Party (7) [ii]

Opposition (3)
  Labor (3)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ At the 23 October 1937 election UAP Senator Guy Arkins was defeated for a casual vacancy by Labor candidate Bill Ashley.
  2. ^ At the 23 October 1937 election Country Party Senator Thomas Marwick was defeated for a casual vacancy by Labor candidate James Cunningham.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1935 to 1938.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 19 December 1931 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1932 and finishing on 30 June 1938; the other half were elected at the 15 September 1934 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1935 and finishing on 30 June 1941. The process for filling casual vacancies was complex. While senators were elected for a six-year term, people appointed to a casual vacancy only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]

Senator Party State Term ending Years in office
Mac Abbott   Country New South Wales 1941 1935–1941
Guy Arkins [a]   United Australia New South Wales 1937 [b] 1935–1937
Bill Ashley [a]   Labor New South Wales 1941 1937–1958
Oliver Badman [c]   Country South Australia 1938 1932–1937
Charles Brand   United Australia Victoria 1941 1935–1947
Tom Brennan   United Australia Victoria 1938 1931–1938
Gordon Brown   Labor Queensland 1938 1932–1965
William Carroll [d]   Country Western Australia 1938 1926–1936
Herbert Collett   United Australia Western Australia 1941 1933–1947
Joe Collings   Labor Queensland 1938 1932–1950
Walter Cooper   Country Queensland 1941 1928–1932, 1935–1968
Lionel Courtenay [a]   United Australia New South Wales 1941 1935
Ben Courtice [e]   Labor Queensland 1937,[b] 1938 1937–1962
Charles Cox   United Australia New South Wales 1938 1920–1938
Thomas Crawford   United Australia Queensland 1941 1917–1947
James Cunningham [d]   Labor Western Australia 1938 1937–1943
Dick Dein   United Australia New South Wales 1941 1935–1941
Jack Duncan-Hughes   United Australia South Australia 1938 1931–38
Harry Foll   United Australia Queensland 1941 1917–1947
William Gibson   Country / Independent [f] Victoria 1941 1935–1947
Charles Grant   United Australia Tasmania 1941 1925, 1932–1941
James Guthrie   United Australia Victoria 1938 1920–1938
Charles Hardy   Country New South Wales 1938 1932–1938
John Hayes   United Australia Tasmania 1941 1923–1947
Herbert Hays   United Australia Tasmania 1941 1923–1947
Bertie Johnston   Country Western Australia 1941 1929–1942
John Leckie   United Australia Victoria 1941 1935–1947
Patrick Lynch   United Australia Western Australia 1938 1907–1938
Allan MacDonald   United Australia Western Australia 1941 1935–1947
John MacDonald [e]   Labor Queensland 1938 1922, 1928, 1932–1937
Walter Massy-Greene   United Australia New South Wales 1938 1923–1925, 1926–1938
Thomas Marwick [d]   Country Western Australia 1937 [b] 1936–1937
Philip McBride [c]   United Australia South Australia 1937,[b] 1938 1937–1944
Alexander McLachlan   United Australia South Australia 1938 1926–1944
James McLachlan   United Australia South Australia 1941 1935–1947
George McLeay   United Australia South Australia 1941 1935–1947, 1950–1955
John Millen   United Australia Tasmania 1938 1920–1938
Herbert Payne   United Australia Tasmania 1938 1920–1938
Sir George Pearce [g]   United Australia Western Australia 1938 1901–1938
William Plain   United Australia Victoria 1938 1917–1923, 1925–1938
Burford Sampson   United Australia Tasmania 1938 1925–1938, 1941–1947
Oliver Uppill   United Australia South Australia 1941 1935–1944

Notes

  1. ^ a b c UAP Senator Lionel Courtenay died on 11 July 1935 before he could take his seat. UAP member Guy Arkins was appointed to replace him on 26 September, with his term expiring at the 23 October 1937 election, when he was defeated by Labor candidate Bill Ashley to fill the remainder of the vacancy, expiring on 30 June 1941.
  2. ^ a b c d Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]
  3. ^ a b Country Party senator Oliver Badman resigned on 30 September 1937 to run for the House of Representatives seat of the Grey; UAP member for Grey, Philip McBride was appointed to replace him on 21 October, with his term expiring at the 23 October 1937 election, when he was re-elected with his term expiring on 30 June 1944.
  4. ^ a b c Country Party Senator William Carroll died on 30 May 1936; Country Party member Thomas Marwick was appointed to replace him on 19 August, with his term expiring at the 23 October 1937 election, when he was defeated by Labor candidate James Cunningham for the vacancy.
  5. ^ a b Labor Senator John MacDonald died on 17 August 1937; Labor member Ben Courtice was appointed to replace him on 26 September, with his term expiring at the 23 October 1937 election, when he was re-elected with his term expiring on 30 June 1944.
  6. ^ Gibson was elected to the Senate on a joint ticket with the UAP, with the support of the Victorian state executive of the Country Party. This was opposed by the federal executive, which endorsed the sitting Country Party senator Robert Elliott; he was defeated. Gibson took his seat on 1 July 1935 as a member of the Country Party. However, on 23 September the parliamentary party voted to expel him.[3][4] He was not re-admitted to the party until November 1939.[5]
  7. ^ Father of the Senate

References

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1935". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ "Senator Gibson". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 July 1935.
  4. ^ "Senator Gibson expelled by the Country Party". The Advocate. 24 September 1935.
  5. ^ "Senator Gibson rejoins Country Party". The Canberra Times. 22 November 1939.
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