James Tully (Australian politician)

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James Tully
James Tully.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Barton
In office
17 November 1928 – 19 December 1931
Preceded by Thomas Ley
Succeeded by Albert Lane
Personal details
Born 1877
Grafton, New South Wales
Died 15 October 1962 (aged 84–85)
Nationality British subject (Australian)
Political party Labor
Profession Teacher

James Thomas Tully (1877 – 15 October 1962) was an Australian politician. Born in Grafton, New South Wales, he was educated at state schools before becoming a farmer and teacher in Tullamore. In 1919, he unsuccessfully contested the federal seat of New England for the Australian Labor Party. He moved to Sydney in 1922, where he continued to teach. In 1928, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Barton, defeating incumbent Nationalist Thomas Ley. He retained the seat until 1931, when he was challenged by both the United Australia Party's Albert Lane and Lang Labor's John Eldridge, the member for Martin. Lane won the seat, making it the only time in Australian history that two sitting members have been simultaneously defeated for the same seat.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Thomas Ley
Member for Barton
1928 – 1931
Succeeded by
Albert Lane