Thomas Kennedy (Australian politician)

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Thomas Kennedy
Thomas Kennedy (Australia).jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Moira
In office
29 March 1901 – 12 December 1906
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Division abolished
Personal details
Born 1860
Gisborne, Victoria
Died 16 February 1929 (aged 68–69)
Nationality Australian
Political party Protectionist Party
Occupation Farmer

Thomas Kennedy (1860 – 16 February 1929) was an Australian politician. Born in Gisborne, Victoria, he received a primary education and was a farmer by the age of 17. In 1894, he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the member for Benalla and Yarrawonga, a position he held until 1901. In that year, he transferred to federal politics, winning the Australian House of Representatives seat of Moira for the Protectionist Party at the first federal election. Kennedy's seat of Moira was abolished in 1906; he contested Echuca instead, but was narrowly defeated by Albert Palmer. He retired from politics and became a farmer at Buffalo. Kennedy died in 1929.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-07-05. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Moira
1901 – 1906
Succeeded by
Seat abolished