John Healy (Australian politician)

John Joseph O'Connor Healy (19 March 1894 – 18 July 1970) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly in Australia.[1]

John Healy
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Warwick
In office
11 May 1935 – 3 May 1947
Preceded byGeorge Barnes
Succeeded byOtto Madsen
Personal details
John Joseph O'Connor Healy

(1894-03-19)19 March 1894
Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Died18 July 1970(1970-07-18) (aged 76)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting placeSouth Brisbane Cemetery
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Florence May Ahern (m.1921)


Healy was born in Maryborough, Queensland, the son of John Edward James Healy and his wife Margaret (née O'Connor). He was educated at St Mary's Convent, Yuleba State School, Assumption College in Warwick and Nudgee College in Brisbane. On leaving school he took up work as a clerk with the Queensland Railways in Warwick from 1908 until 1935.[1]

After politics he was a clerk in the Queensland Public Service before being the Private Secretary from 1950–1956 to Paul Hilton, the Minister for Works in the Queensland Government. From 1956 he was once again working as a clerk, this time the Valuer-General's department. He retired in 1961.[1]

On 5 October 1921, Healy married Florence May Ahern and together had two sons and a daughter.[1] He died in Brisbane in July 1970[1] and was buried in the South Brisbane Cemetery.[2]

Public lifeEdit

After unsuccessfully standing for the seat of Warwick at the 1932 Queensland state elections,[3] Healy, a member of the Labor Party, stood again three years later and this time was victorious.[4] He went on to represent the electorate of Warwick for the next 12 years, only to lose to Otto Madsen of the Country Party in 1947.[5]

Healy was recommended by the Queensland Central Executive of the Labor Party to contest the seat of Roma at the 1950 Queensland state elections, but the Labour in Politics Convention opted to endorse opponent J. D. Kane instead.[1][6]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  2. ^ Deceased Search — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ "HOW QUEENSLAND SEATS WERE WON". Sunday Mail (624). Queensland, Australia. 12 May 1935. p. 2. Retrieved 25 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "HOW THE VOTE WENT IN ALL ELECTORATES". Sunday Mail (415). Queensland, Australia. 3 April 1938. p. 3. Retrieved 25 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "LATEST POLL FIGURES". The Courier-mail (4189). Queensland, Australia. 1 May 1950. p. 4. Retrieved 25 April 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Convention Upsets Recommendation". Queensland Times (19, 703). Queensland, Australia. 24 February 1950. p. 1 (DAILY). Retrieved 7 August 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by Member for Warwick
Succeeded by