Jim Sheehan

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This article is about the politician. For the historian, see James J. Sheehan.
Jim Sheehan
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Senator for Victoria
In office
12 July 1938 – 20 September 1940
Preceded by John Barnes (died between election and beginning of term)
Succeeded by John Spicer
In office
1 July 1944 – 30 June 1962
Personal details
Born 1889
Castlemaine, Victoria
Died 10 April 1967 (aged 77–78)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Railway worker, unionist

James Michael "Jim" Sheehan (1889 – 10 April 1967) was an Australian politician. Born in Castlemaine, Victoria, he received a primary education before becoming a railway worker. He was an organiser with the Australian Workers' Union and President of the Victorian Trades Hall Council, as well as being an active member of the Victorian Labor Party. On 12 July 1938, he was appointed to the Australian Senate for Victoria to fill a casual vacancy caused by the death of Labor Senator John Barnes. Defeated in an attempt to be elected in his own right in 1940, he was successful in 1943, taking his place in 1944. He remained in the Senate until his retirement in 1961, taking effect in 1962. Sheehan died in 1967.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-12.