John Tierney (Australian politician)
|Dr John Tierney
|Senator for New South Wales|
11 February 1991 – 14 April 2005
|Preceded by||Peter Baume|
|Succeeded by||Concetta Fierravanti-Wells|
21 January 1946 |
Cooma, New South Wales
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Alma mater||University of Newcastle
University of Sydney
Tierney was born in Cooma, and was educated at the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney, gaining a Ph.D. in education. He was Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle before entering politics.
Tierney was appointed to the Senate in February 1991 to succeed Peter Baume, who had resigned in January. Tierney was subsequently elected at the elections of 1993 and 1998. In 1992 he was one of a group of Coalition members of parliament who founded the Lyons Forum, a conservative ginger group. At the 2004 election Tierney was dropped to fourth position on the Coalition Senate ticket in New South Wales and was defeated. He resigned from the Senate in early 2005.