|Senator for Tasmania|
29 March 1901 –31 December 1906
1 July 1910 –30 June 1920
|Member of the Australian Parliament |
16 December 1922 –14 November 1925
|Preceded by||William Laird Smith|
|Succeeded by||Sir John Gellibrand|
|Born||21 August 1864|
|Died||21 July 1943 78) (aged|
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
David John O'Keefe,(21 August 1864 – 21 July 1943) was an Australian politician who served in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. He was a Senator from Tasmania from 1901 to 1906 and 1910 to 1920, and then represented the Division of Denison in the House of Representatives from 1922 to 1925.
Born in Longford, Tasmania, he was educated at state schools before becoming a farm worker and miner. He was involved in the labour movement as a journalist. He lived in Zeehan, Tasmania from 1892, and was editor of the Zeehan and Dundas Herald between 1894 and 1899.He was also an organiser of the Australian Workers' Union.
In 1901, O'Keefe was elected to the Australian Senate, running with endorsement from the Protectionist Party, as there was no Labour Party in Tasmania at the time; however, he joined the Australian Labor Party caucus in Parliament.He was defeated in 1906, but re-elected in 1910, serving until his defeat in 1919 (taking effect in 1920). O'Keefe served as Chairman of Committees from 1910 to 1914.
In 1922, he was elected to the House of Representatives, defeating Labor-turned-Nationalist MP William Laird Smith for the seat of Denison. He was the first Tasmanian to have served in both houses of federal parliament. [ citation needed ]
He was defeated in 1925 by Nationalist Sir John Gellibrand and worked in Western Australia for some time before returning to Tasmania in 1931. In 1934 O'Keefe was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly, immediately taking the position of Speaker. He held the Speaker's position until 1942 and died the following year.
John Earle was an Australian politician who served as Premier of Tasmania from 1914 to 1916 and also for one week in October 1909. He later served as a Senator for Tasmania from 1917 to 1923. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a miner and prospector. He began his career in the Australian Labor Party (ALP), helping to establish a local branch of the party, and was Tasmania's first ALP premier. However, he was expelled from the party during the 1916 split and joined the Nationalists, whom he represented in the Senate.
John Blyth Hayes was an Australian politician who served as a Senator for Tasmania from 1923 to 1947. He was President of the Senate from 1938 to 1941. Before entering federal politics, he had been a member of the Parliament of Tasmania from 1913 to 1923 and served as Premier of Tasmania for almost exactly one year, from 1922 to 1923.
The 1903 Australian federal election was held in Australia on 16 December 1903. All 75 seats in the House of Representatives, and 19 of the 36 seats in the Senate were up for election. The incumbent Protectionist Party minority government led by Prime Minister Alfred Deakin retained the most House of Representatives seats of the three parties and retained government with the parliamentary support of the Labour Party led by Chris Watson. The Free Trade Party led by George Reid remained in opposition.
Kenneth Shaw Wriedt was an Australian politician and leader of the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party.
George Mason Burns was an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1913 to 1917, representing the electorate of Illawarra. He had previously been a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1903 to 1906.
James Ernest Ogden was an Australian politician who was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly and the Australian Senate.
Charles Richard Howroyd was an Australian politician. He was a member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1909 until 1917, representing the Australian Labor Party until leaving the party in the 1916 Labor split. He was then elected to the Australian House of Representatives at the 1917 federal election, but died only five days later.
Lancelot Thomas Spurr was an Australian politician. He was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1939 to 1940 and the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1941 to 1956. He was Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly from 1950 to 1955.
David Sydney "Syd" Jackson was an Australian politician. He was a Nationalist Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1919 to 1929, representing the electorate of Bass.
Arthur William Hutchin, DSO was an Australian businessman, politician and army officer. He was a United Australia Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1931 to 1934, representing the Tasmanian electorate of Denison.
Alfred Charles Seabrook was an Australian politician. He was a Nationalist member of the Australian House of Representatives for Franklin from 1922 to 1928 and a United Australia Party member of the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin from 1931 to 1934.
This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1901 Australian federal election. The election was held on 29/30 March 1901.
This article provides information on candidates who stood for the 1903 Australian federal election. The election was held on 16 December 1903.
Herbert Hays was an Australian politician.
Charles William Grant was an Australian politician.
Robert Herbert "Bert" Lacey was an Australian politician. Born in Maryborough, Victoria, he was educated at state schools and then at Wendouree Agricultural College in Ballarat. He became a construction worker, bush worker and miner, and served in the military in 1918. Having moved to Tasmania, he was an organiser of the state's Australian Workers' Union 1938–1946 and Secretary of the Tasmanian Labor Party 1947–1965.
Mervyn George Everett was an Australian politician and judge.
The following tables show state-by-state results in the Australian Senate at the 1901 federal election. Senators total 17 Free Trade, 11 Protectionist, and eight Labour. The terms were deemed to start on 1 January 1901. In each state, the first three elected received full six-year terms, and the three senators elected with the lowest number of votes retire after three years.
The Tasmanian Nationals are a political party in the Australian state of Tasmania, aligned with the National Party of Australia. The party is not currently registered with the Tasmanian Electoral Commission, and is not separately registered with the Australian Electoral Commission, unlike the other state branches of the Nationals.
The Australian Labor Party , commonly known as Tasmanian Labor is the Tasmanian branch of the Australian Labor Party.
|Parliament of Australia|
William Laird Smith
| Member for Denison |
|Tasmanian House of Assembly|
| Speaker of the Tasmanian House of Assembly |
|This article about an Australian Labor Party member of the Senate is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article about an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|