Thomas Ryan (9 January 1870 – 22 November 1943) was a railway worker, estate agent, trade unionist and politician. He served as the Labor member for Torrens (1909–1912) and Sturt (1915–1917) in the South Australian House of Assembly. He left the Labor Party in the 1917 Labor split, and served as a National Party member for several months before resigning his South Australian seat upon his election to the Victorian Legislative Assembly at the 1917 Victorian election. He subsequently served as the Nationalist Party member for Essendon in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1917 to 1924.
The Australian Labor Party , commonly known as South Australian Labor, is the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party, originally formed in 1891 as the United Labor Party of South Australia. It is one of two major parties in the bicameral Parliament of South Australia, the other being the Liberal Party of Australia.
Torrens is a single-member electoral district for the South Australian House of Assembly. Located along the River Torrens, it is named after Robert Torrens, a 19th-century Premier of South Australia, and also the founder of the "Torrens title" land registration system. Torrens is an 18.8 km² suburban electorate in Adelaide's north-east. It includes the suburbs of Dernancourt, Gilles Plains, Greenacres, Hampstead Gardens, Hillcrest, Holden Hill, Klemzig, Manningham, Oakden, Vale Park and Windsor Gardens.
Sturt was an electoral district of the House of Assembly in the Australian state of South Australia. It was named after the explorer Charles Sturt.
Ryan was born in Ireland arrived in Australia about 1890. He was orphaned at about the age of nine while living in South Africa; little is known of his early life.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel. Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.
Ryan died at the Hotel Australia in Sydney at the age of 73 and was survived by two sons.
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Joseph Francis Hannan was an Australian politician and trade unionist. Hannan was probably born in Yorkshire, England and emigrated with his family in 1888. He soon became involved in the union movement and was a member of the committee of the Melbourne Trades Hall Council that established the Political Labor Council of Victoria in 1900. In 1903, he married Agnes Theresa Phelan. He became president of the Victorian branch of the Labor Party in 1911.
The Hon Andrew Alexander Kirkpatrick was an Australian politician, representing the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. He was a member of the South Australian Legislative Council from 1891 to 1897 and 1900 to 1909, a member of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1915 to 1918, and again a member of the Legislative Council from 1918 to 1928. He was the state Agent General in London from 1909 to 1914. Kirkpatrick was state Labor leader from 1917 to 1918, when the party split nationally over Billy Hughes' stance on conscription.
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