James Ormonde (Australian politician)

James Patrick Ormonde (23 March 1903 – 30 November 1970) was a Scottish-born Australian politician. Born in Fife, he migrated to Australia as a child and was educated at Catholic schools in Maitland, New South Wales. He became a journalist first with the Labor Daily and then with the Sydney Morning Herald. In 1958, he was appointed to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for New South Wales, filling the casual vacancy resulting from the death of Labor Senator Bill Ashley. He was re-elected in the 1958 election, but the remainder of Ashley's term was filled by Colin McKellar; thus, Ormonde was not a Senator between 22 November 1958 and 1 July 1959. He remained in the Senate until his retirement in 1970; however, he died before his retirement took effect in 1971 and Jim McClelland, who had been elected to replace him, filled the vacancy.[1]

James Ormonde
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Senator for New South Wales
In office
30 July 1958 – 21 November 1958
Preceded byBill Ashley
Succeeded byColin McKellar
In office
1 July 1959 – 30 November 1970
Succeeded byJim McClelland
Personal details
Born(1903-03-23)23 March 1903
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
Died30 November 1970(1970-11-30) (aged 67)
Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia
NationalityScottish Australian
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Margaret May Fraser
(m. 1927⁠–⁠1970)


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 17 July 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2008.