Joe Cooke (politician)

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Joe Cooke
Joseph Alfred Cooke.jpg
Senator for Western Australia
In office
1 July 1947 – 19 March 1951
In office
7 February 1952 – 30 June 1965
Preceded byRichard Nash
Personal details
Born(1904-03-28)28 March 1904
Western Australia
Died14 April 1981(1981-04-14) (aged 77)
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationRailway officer

Joseph Alfred Cooke (28 March 1904 – 14 April 1981) was an Australian politician. Born in Western Australia, he was educated at state schools before becoming a railways officer, rising to become President of the Railway Officers' Union. In 1946, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Western Australia. Defeated in 1951, he was re-appointed in 1952 after the death of Labor Senator Richard Nash. He held the seat until his defeat in 1964, when he was demoted to third place on the ballot paper to make way for Western Australian Labor Party Vice-President John Wheeldon. Cooke died in 1981.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 19 November 2008.