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Raymond Henry Sherry (3 October 1924 – 13 June 1989) was an Australian politician. Born in Sydney, he was educated there at state schools. He spent 1941 to 1946 with the merchant navy before becoming an actor, television broadcaster and commentator, moving to Hobart in 1956. In 1969, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Franklin, defeating Liberal MP Thomas Pearsall. He held the seat until his defeat by Liberal candidate Bruce Goodluck in 1975. In 1976 he entered the Tasmanian House of Assembly for Franklin, holding the seat until 1979. Sherry died in 1989. His son, Nick Sherry, was a Senator from Tasmania from 1990 to 2012.[1]

Ray Sherry
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Franklin
In office
25 October 1969 – 13 December 1975
Preceded byThomas Pearsall
Succeeded byBruce Goodluck
Personal details
Born(1924-10-03)3 October 1924
Sydney, Australia
Died13 June 1989(1989-06-13) (aged 64)
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
ChildrenNick Sherry


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 9 November 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Pearsall
Member for Franklin
Succeeded by
Bruce Goodluck