Jim Toohey (politician)

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Jim Toohey
Senator for South Australia
In office
1 July 1953 – 30 June 1971
Personal details
Born (1909-07-11)11 July 1909
Adelaide, South Australia
Died 18 August 1992(1992-08-18) (aged 83)
Political party Labor

James Philip Toohey (11 July 1909 – 18 August 1992) was an Australian politician. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, he was educated at state schools before becoming a car worker. After serving as assistant secretary of the Vehicle Builders' Employees Union, he was secretary of the South Australian Labor Party 1947-1955, and a member of its Federal Executive 1948-1959. He also sat on West Torrens Council. In 1953, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for South Australia. He held the seat until his retirement in 1970. Toohey died in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-11-23.