John Doyle (Australian politician)

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John William Doyle (8 February 1875 – 25 May 1951) was an Australian politician

He was born in Glebe to labourer John William Doyle and Annie, née Wilson. A printer, he was a foundation member of the Machinists' Union in 1901 as its secretary. He married Mary Smith on 3 October 1906, with whom he had seven children. He became a publican and an organising secretary of the Eight Hour Day Committee from around 1912 to 1917. In 1917 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Phillip, moving to the multi-member seat of Balmain in 1920 before being defeated in 1922. He was also a Sydney City Councillor from 1918 to 1921. Doyle died in Darlinghurst in 1951.[1]


  1. ^ "Mr John William Doyle (1875–1951)". Former Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 2008. Archived from the original on 3 February 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Richard Meagher
Member for Phillip
Preceded by
John Storey
Member for Balmain
Served alongside: Quirk, Smith, Storey/Keegan, Stuart-Robertson
Succeeded by
Albert Lane
Robert Stopford