Jim Cavanagh

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The Honourable
Jim Cavanagh
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1962 – 30 June 1981
Personal details
Born (1913-06-21)21 June 1913
Paddington, South Australia
Died 19 August 1990(1990-08-19) (aged 77)
Political party Labor

James Luke "Jim" Cavanagh (21 June 1913 – 19 August 1990) was an Australian politician and government minister.[1]

Cavanagh was born in Paddington, South Australia and educated at the Dominican School in Adelaide. He left school at 14 to work as a plasterer. He became an active member of the pacifist League against War and Fascism and continued to work as a plasterer during World War II. He was the Secretary of the Plasterers Society of South Australia from 1945 to 1962.[2][3]

Cavanagh was elected to the Senate at the 1961 election. He was Minister for Works from 1972 to 1973, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs from 1973 to 1975 and Minister for Police and Customs in 1975. He did not stand for re-election at the 1980 election and retired from the Senate in June 1981.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of the Senate since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 29 June 2008. Retrieved 27 October 2008. 
  2. ^ Foreman, Dominic (21 August 1990). "Death of former Senator the Honourable James Luke Cavanagh". Hansard. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
  3. ^ a b Button, John (21 August 1990). "Death of former Senator the Honourable James Luke Cavanagh". Hansard. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 7 February 2008. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Gough Whitlam
Minister for Works
1972–1973
Succeeded by
Les Johnson
Preceded by
Gordon Bryant
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
1973–1975
Succeeded by
Les Johnson
Preceded by
Kep Enderby
Minister for Police and Customs
1975
Succeeded by
Ivor Greenwood