Tom Andrews (Australian politician)

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Tom Andrews
Thomas William Andrews.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Darebin
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Robert Holt
Personal details
Born (1900-10-19)19 October 1900
Kalino, Victoria
Died 21 November 1974(1974-11-21) (aged 74)
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor (1949–55)
Labor (A-C) (1955)
Occupation Teacher

Thomas William "Tom" Andrews (19 October 1900 – 21 November 1974) was an Australian politician. Born in Kalino, Victoria, he was educated at state schools in Ballarat. From 1917-49 he was a teacher in state schools, as well as an official with the Teachers' Union. He sat on Preston City Council and was a member of the 1947 Royal Commission on Victorian Education. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Darebin. In 1955, Andrews was expelled from the Labor Party and, together with six other MPs, formed the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist), precursor to the Democratic Labor Party. He was defeated in an attempt to retain Darebin for the Anti-Communists in 1955. Andrews died in 1974.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Darebin
1949 – 1955
Succeeded by
Robert Holt