John Tierney (Australian politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dr John Tierney
Senator for New South Wales
In office
11 February 1991 – 14 April 2005
Preceded by Peter Baume
Succeeded by Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Personal details
Born (1946-01-21) 21 January 1946 (age 71)
Cooma, New South Wales
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Alma mater University of Newcastle
University of Sydney
Occupation Lecturer

John William Tierney OAM (born 21 January 1946), Australian politician, was a Liberal member of the Australian Senate 1991 - 2005, representing the state of New South Wales.

Tierney was born in Cooma, and was educated at the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney, gaining a Ph.D. in education. He was Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle before entering politics.

Tierney was appointed to the Senate in February 1991 to succeed Peter Baume, who had resigned in January. Tierney was subsequently elected at the elections of 1993 and 1998. He resigned from the Senate in early 2005.[1]