Jim Keeffe

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Jim Keeffe
Senator for Queensland
In office
1 July 1965 – 4 February 1983
Personal details
Born (1919-08-20)20 August 1919
Atherton, Queensland
Died 15 May 1988(1988-05-15) (aged 68)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Insurance salesman

James Bernard "Jim" Keeffe (20 August 1919 – 15 May 1988) was an Australian politician. Born in Atherton, Queensland, he was educated at state schools before becoming a farm labourer and forestry worker. After serving in the military 1942-1945, he became an insurance and real-estate salesman and was state secretary of the Coopers' Union. He served as secretary of the Queensland Labor Party 1960-1965 and Federal President 1962-1970. In 1964, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Queensland, taking his seat in 1965. He remained a Senator until his retirement in 1983. Keeffe died in 1988.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-16.