John Tierney (Australian politician)

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Dr John Tierney
OAM
Senator for New South Wales
In office
11 February 1991 – 14 April 2005
Preceded by Peter Baume
Succeeded by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Personal details
Born (1946-01-21) 21 January 1946 (age 68)
Cooma, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Newcastle
University of Sydney
Occupation Lecturer

John William Tierney OAM (born 21 January 1946), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate 1991 - 2005, representing the state of New South Wales.

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.[1] 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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marion Maddox, God Under Howard: The Rise of the Religious Right in Australian Politics,Allen & Unwin, 2005, p.38.
  2. ^ "Biography for Tierney, Dr John William". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 2008-10-19.