Members of the Australian Senate, 1926–1929

Senate composition at 1 July 1926

Government (28) - (11 seat majority)
     Nationalist (25) [i][ii]
     Country Party (3)

Opposition (7)
     Labor (7) [iii]

Crossbench (1)
     Independent (1) [iv]

Changes in composition

  1. ^ Nationalist Senator Thomas Givens died in June 1928 and was replaced by Labor member John MacDonald until the November 1928 election, when the casual vacancy was won by Country Party candidate Walter Cooper.
  2. ^ Nationalist Senator Albert Robinson did not stand for election at the November 1928 election and the casual vacancy was won by Labor candidate Mick O'Halloran.
  3. ^ Labor Senator Charles McHugh died in July 1927 and was replaced by Nationalist John Verran until the November 1928 election, when the casual vacancy was won by Labor candidate John Daly.
  4. ^ James Ogden was expelled from the Labor Party in 1925 & sat as an independent until the 1928 election when he was re-elected as a Nationalist.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1926 to 1929.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 16 December 1922 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1923 and finishing on 30 June 1929; the other half were elected at the 14 November 1925 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1926 and finishing on 30 June 1932. The process for filling casual vacancies was complex. While senators were elected for a six year term, people appointed to a casual vacancy only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Percy Abbott   Nationalist New South Wales 1929 1925–29
Richard Abbott [a]   Country Victoria 1929 1928–1929
David Andrew [a]   Country Victoria 1929 1925–1928
John Barnes   Labor Victoria 1929 1913–1920, 1923–1935
Henry Barwell [b]   Nationalist South Australia 1928 [c] 1925–1928
William Carroll   Country Western Australia 1932 1926–1936
John Chapman   Country South Australia 1932 1926–1931
Walter Cooper [d]   Country Queensland 1932 1928–1932, 1935–1968
Charles Cox   Nationalist New South Wales 1932 1920–1938
Thomas Crawford   Nationalist Queensland 1929 1917–1947
John Daly [e]   Labor South Australia 1929 1928–1935
John Dooley [f]   Labor New South Wales 1929 1928–1935
Walter Duncan   Nationalist New South Wales 1932 1920–1931
Harold Elliott   Nationalist Victoria 1932 1920–1931
Edward Findley   Labor Victoria 1929 1904–1917, 1923–1929
Harry Foll   Nationalist Queensland 1929 1917–1947
Albert Gardiner [f]   Labor New South Wales 1928 [c] 1910–1926, 1928
Hon. Thomas Givens [d]   Nationalist Queensland 1932 1904–1928
Hon. Bill Glasgow   Nationalist Queensland 1932 1920–1932
Charles Graham   Labor Western Australia 1929 1923–1929
John Grant [f]   Labor New South Wales 1929 1914–1920, 1923–1928
James Guthrie   Nationalist Victoria 1932 1920–1938
John Hayes   Nationalist Tasmania 1929 1923–1947
Herbert Hays   Nationalist Tasmania 1929 1923–1947
Bert Hoare   Labor South Australia 1929 1922–1935
Walter Kingsmill   Nationalist Western Australia 1929 1923–1935
Patrick Lynch   Nationalist Western Australia 1932 1907–1938
John MacDonald [d]   Labor Queensland 1928 [c] 1922, 1928, 1932–1937
Hon. Walter Massy-Greene   Nationalist New South Wales 1932 1923–1925, 1926–1938
Charles McHugh [e]   Labor South Australia 1929 1923–1927
Alexander McLachlan   Nationalist South Australia 1932 1926–1944
John Millen   Nationalist Tasmania 1932 1920–1938
Ted Needham   Labor Western Australia 1929 1907–1920, 1923–1929
Hon. John Newlands   Nationalist South Australia 1932 1913–1932
James Ogden   Ind/Nationalist [g] Tasmania 1929 1923–1932
Mick O'Halloran [b]   Labor South Australia 1929 1928–1935
Herbert Payne   Nationalist Tasmania 1932 1920–1938
Hon. Sir George Pearce [h]   Nationalist Western Australia 1932 1901–1938
William Plain   Nationalist Victoria 1932 1917–1923, 1925–1938
Matthew Reid   Nationalist Queensland 1929 1917–1935
Albert Robinson [b]   Nationalist South Australia 1928 [c] 1928
Burford Sampson   Nationalist Tasmania 1932 1925–1938, 1941–1947
Hon. Josiah Thomas   Nationalist New South Wales 1929 1917–1923, 1925–1929
William Thompson   Nationalist Queensland 1932 1922–1932
John Verran [e]   Nationalist South Australia 1928 [c] 1927–1928

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Country Party Senator David Andrew died on 18 November 1928, having not stood for re-election at the 1928 election; Country Party member Richard Abbott was appointed on 18 December to replace him for the rest of his term, expiring on 30 June 1929.
  2. ^ a b c Nationalist Senator Henry Barwell resigned on 22 March 1928 to become South Australian Agent General to London; Nationalist Albert Robinson was appointed on 18 April to replace him until the November 1928 election. Robinson did not stand for re-election in 1928 and the vacancy was won by Labor candidate Mick O'Halloran.
  3. ^ a b c d e Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]
  4. ^ a b c Nationalist Senator Thomas Givens died on 19 June 1928; Labor member John MacDonald was appointed on 1 August to replace him until the November 1928 election, when he was defeated by Country Party candidate Walter Cooper.
  5. ^ a b c Labor Senator Charles McHugh died on 24 July 1927; Nationalist and former Premier of South Australia John Verran was appointed on 30 August to replace him until the November 1928 election, when he was defeated by Labor candidate John Daly.
  6. ^ a b c Labor Senator John Grant died on 19 May 1928; Labor member and former senator Albert Gardiner was appointed on 5 June to replace him until the November 1928 election. Gardiner did not stand for re-election in 1928 and the vacancy was won by Labor candidate John Dooley.
  7. ^ James Ogden was expelled from the Labor Party in 1925 for supporting the Bruce-Page government's legislation on navigation and immigration. He sat as an independent until the 1928 election when he was re-elected as a Nationalist.
  8. ^ Father of the Senate

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1926". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.