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Members of the Australian Senate, 1944–1947

Senate composition at 1 July 1944
Government (22) - (3 seat majority)
  Labor (22) [i]

Opposition (14)
  United Australia Party (12) [ii]
  Country Party (2)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ Labor Senator Richard Keane died in April 1946 and was replaced by Country Party member Alexander Fraser. The seat returned to Labor at the September 1946 election, when Fraser was defeated by Labor candidate Jack Devlin.
  2. ^ At the September 1946 election UAP Senator Ted Mattner was defeated for a casual vacancy by Labor candidate Fred Beerworth.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1944 to 1947.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 21 September 1940 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1941 and finishing on 30 June 1947; the other half were elected at the 21 August 1943 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1944 and finishing on 30 June 1950. 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]

On 21 February 1945, Robert Menzies announced that the parliamentary United Australia Party had been dissolved and replaced by the newly established Liberal Party.[3]

Senator Party State Term ending Years in office
Stan Amour   Labor New South Wales 1950 1938–1965
John Armstrong   Labor New South Wales 1950 1938–1962
James Arnold   Labor New South Wales 1947 1941–1965
Bill Ashley   Labor New South Wales 1947 1938–1962
Bill Aylett   Labor Tasmania 1950 1938–1965
Fred Beerworth [a]   Labor South Australia 1947 1946–1951
Charles Brand   United Australia/Liberal Victoria 1947 1935–1947
Gordon Brown   Labor Queensland 1950 1932–1965
Don Cameron   Labor Victoria 1950 1938–1962
Robert Clothier   Labor Western Australia 1950 1943–1968
Herbert Collett   United Australia/Liberal Western Australia 1947 1933–1947
Joe Collings   Labor Queensland 1950 1932–1950
Walter Cooper   Country Queensland 1947 1928–1932, 1935–1968
Ben Courtice   Labor Queensland 1950 1937–1962
Thomas Crawford [b]   United Australia/Liberal Queensland 1947 1917–1947
Jack Devlin [c]   Labor Victoria 1950 1946–1957
Alex Finlay   Labor South Australia 1950 1944–1953
Harry Foll   United Australia/Liberal Queensland 1947 1917–1947
Alexander Fraser [c]   Country Victoria 1946 [d] 1946
James Fraser   Labor Western Australia 1950 1938–1959
William Gibson   Country Victoria 1947 1935–1947
Donald Grant   Labor New South Wales 1950 1944–1959
John Hayes   United Australia/Liberal Tasmania 1947 1923–1947
Herbert Hays   United Australia/Liberal Tasmania 1947 1923–1947
Richard Keane [c]   Labor Victoria 1950 1938–1946
Charles Lamp   Labor Tasmania 1950 1938–1950
William Large   Labor New South Wales 1947 1941–1951
John Leckie   United Australia/Liberal Victoria 1947 1935–1947
Allan MacDonald   United Australia/Liberal Western Australia 1947 1935–1947
Ted Mattner [a]   United Australia/Liberal South Australia 1946 [d] 1944–1946, 1950–1968
Nick McKenna   Labor Tasmania 1950 1944–1968
James McLachlan   United Australia/Liberal South Australia 1947 1935–1947
George McLeay   United Australia/Liberal South Australia 1947 1935–1947, 1950–1955
Richard Nash   Labor Western Australia 1950 1943–1951
Theo Nicholls   Labor South Australia 1950 1944–1968
Sid O'Flaherty   Labor South Australia 1950 1944–1962
Burford Sampson   United Australia/Liberal Tasmania 1947 1925–1938, 1941–1947
Jim Sheehan   Labor Victoria 1950 1938–1940, 1944–1962
Dorothy Tangney   Labor Western Australia 1947 1943–1968
Oliver Uppill [a]   United Australia South Australia 1947 1935–1944

Notes

  1. ^ a b c UAP Senator Oliver Uppill resigned on 16 September 1944; UAP member Ted Mattner was appointed to replace him on 10 October, with his term expiring at the 28 September 1946 election, when he was defeated by Labor candidate Fred Beerworth for the vacancy expiring on 30 June 1947.
  2. ^ Father of the Senate
  3. ^ a b c Labor Senator Richard Keane died on 26 April 1946; Country Party member Alexander Fraser was appointed to replace him on 15 May, with his term expiring at the 28 September 1946 election, when he was defeated by Labor candidate Jack Devlin for the vacancy expiring on 30 June 1950.
  4. ^ a b 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]

References

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1944". 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. ^ LIBERAL PARTY ANNOUNCED IN PARLIAMENT, The Canberra Times, 22 February 1945.
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