James McDonald (Tasmanian politician)

James McDonald (12 January 1877 – 17 October 1947) was Labor Party Member of the Tasmania House of Assembly for the electorate of Bass from 26 June 1915, when he was successful at a by-election, until his defeat at the election held on 26 June 1915. McDonald was elected to the Tasmanian Legislative Council for the electorate of Gordon on 2 May 1916, and held his seat until he was defeated on 2 May 1922, but he won office again for the Gordon on 8 May 1928, and held the seat until his death in 1947. He held Ministerial office as Attorney General from 1940–1946 and as Minister for Mines from 1946–1947.

McDonald served as president of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Workers Union, and was Secretary of the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Labor Party from 1931–1935.[1]

He was the father of John Joseph McDonald and Thomas Raymond McDonald, who both served as members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly.[2]

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Further readingEdit

  • Bennett, Scott; Bennett, Barbara (1980), A Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament 1851–1960, Canberra, Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-1080-0
  • Hughes, Colin A.; Graham, B. D. (1976). Voting for the South Australian, Western Australian and Tasmanian Lower Houses, 1890–1964. Canberra: Australian National University. ISBN 0-7081-1334-6.

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Tasmanian Legislative Council
Preceded by
Arthur Morrisby
Member for Gordon
1916–1922
Succeeded by
Andrew Lawson
Preceded by
Andrew Lawson
Member for Gordon
1928–1947
Succeeded by
Thomas d'Alton