|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
15 April 1944 –28 May 1960
|Preceded by||John Dash|
|Succeeded by||Seat abolished|
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly |
for Townsville South
28 May 1960 –12 November 1977
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Alex Wilson|
29 April 1900
Hughenden, Queensland, Australia
|Died||30 November 1985 85) (aged|
Townsville, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||North Queensland Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Ann Myers|
Thomas Aikens (29 April 1900 – 30 November 1985) was a politician in Queensland, Australia. He was a Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.
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Aikens was a member of the Cloncurry Shire Council from 1924 to 1930, being deputy chairman 1927 to 1930. From 1936 to 1949 he was an alderman of the City of Townsville, being deputy mayor from 1939 to 1944.
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|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Mundingburra |
|New seat|| Member for Townsville South |