Alexander Hay (Australian politician)

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Alexander Hay
Alexander Hay.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for New England
In office
13 December 1919 – 16 December 1922
Preceded by Percy Abbott
Succeeded by Victor Thompson
Personal details
Born (1865-01-08)8 January 1865
Auckland, New Zealand
Died 8 May 1941(1941-05-08) (aged 76)
Nationality New Zealand Australian
Political party Nationalist (1919–20)
Country (1920–22)
Independent (1922)
Occupation Farmer

Alexander Hay (8 January 1865 – 8 May 1941) was a New Zealand-born Australian politician.

Born in Auckland, New Zealand, he was educated there at Auckland Grammar School. Upon inheriting estates in Queensland, he migrated to Australia in 1893, becoming a grazier in New South Wales.

In the first federal election, he unsuccessfully contested the seat of Illawarra as a Protectionist; in 1914 he contested Hunter (again unsuccessfully) as a Liberal. In 1919, he was elected to the House of Representatives as a Nationalist, representing the seat of New England. He had also been endorsed by the Farmers and Settlers' Association, and joined the Country Party when it was formed in 1920. His tendency to vote against his party resulted in his expulsion in 1922. He contested the election of that year as an independent but was unsuccessful. He retired from politics and returned to farming, dying in 1941.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-24. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Percy Abbott
Member for New England
1919 – 1922
Succeeded by
Victor Thompson