Members of the Australian Senate, 1962–1965

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Senate composition at 1 July 1962


Government (30) - (1 seat minority)[i]
     Liberal (24)
     Country Party (6)

Opposition (28)
     Labor (28) [i]

Crossbench (2)
     DLP (1)
     Independents (1)
 
Changes in composition

  1. ^ a b At the November 1963 House of Representatives election Labor Senator George Whiteside was defeated for a casual vacancy by Liberal candidate Kenneth Morris, giving the Government a majority in the Senate.

This is a list of members of the Australian Senate from 1962 to 1965.[1] Half of its members were elected at the 22 November 1958 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1959 and finishing on 30 June 1965; the other half were elected at the 9 December 1961 election and had terms starting on 1 July 1962 and finishing on 30 June 1968. The process for filling casual vacancies was complex. While senators were elected for a six-year term, people appointed to a casual vacancy only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]

Senator Party State End term Years in Office
Stan Amour   Labor New South Wales 1965 1938–1965
Ken Anderson   Liberal New South Wales 1965 1953–1975
James Arnold   Labor New South Wales 1965 1941–1965
Bill Aylett   Labor Tasmania 1965 1938–1965
Archie Benn   Labor Queensland 1968 1950–1968
Reg Bishop   Labor South Australia 1968 1962–1981
George Branson   Liberal Western Australia 1965 1958–1971
Marie Breen   Liberal Victoria 1968 1962–1968
Hon. Gordon Brown [a]   Labor Queensland 1965 1932–1965
Nancy Buttfield   Liberal South Australia 1965 1955–1965, 1968–1974
Harry Cant   Labor Western Australia 1965 1959–1974
Jim Cavanagh   Labor South Australia 1968 1962–1981
Sam Cohen   Labor Victoria 1968 1962–1969
George Cole   DLP Tasmania 1965 1950–1965
Joe Cooke   Labor Western Australia 1965 1947–1951, 1952–1965
Hon. Walter Cooper   Country Queensland 1968 1928–1932, 1935–1968
Magnus Cormack   Liberal Victoria 1968 1951–1953, 1962–1978
Felix Dittmer   Labor Queensland 1965 1959–1971
Tom Drake-Brockman   Country Western Australia 1965 1958, 1959–1978
Arnold Drury   Labor South Australia 1965 1959–1975
Joe Fitzgerald   Labor New South Wales 1968 1962–1974
Hon. John Gorton   Liberal Victoria 1965 1950–1968
Clive Hannaford   Liberal South Australia 1968 1950–1967
George Hannan   Liberal Victoria 1965 1956–1965, 1970–1974
Bert Hendrickson   Labor Victoria 1965 1947–1971
Hon. Denham Henty   Liberal Tasmania 1968 1950–1968
Roy Kendall   Liberal Queensland 1965 1950–1965
Pat Kennelly   Labor Victoria 1965 1953–1971
Keith Laught   Liberal South Australia 1965 1951–1969
Elliot Lillico   Liberal Tasmania 1965 1959–1974
Ted Maher   Country Queensland 1965 1950–1965
John Marriott   Liberal Tasmania 1965 1953–1975
Hon. Ted Mattner   Liberal South Australia 1968 1944–1946, 1950–1968
Doug McClelland   Labor New South Wales 1968 1962–1987
Colin McKellar   Country New South Wales 1968 1958–1970
Hon. Nick McKenna   Labor Tasmania 1968 1944–1968
Hon. Alister McMullin   Liberal New South Wales 1965 1951–1971
Kenneth Morris [b]   Liberal Queensland 1968 1963–1968
Lionel Murphy   Labor New South Wales 1968 1962–1975
Theo Nicholls   Labor South Australia 1968 1944–1968
Justin O'Byrne   Labor Tasmania 1965 1947–1981
James Ormonde   Labor New South Wales 1965 1958, 1959–1970
Hon Shane Paltridge   Liberal Western Australia 1968 1951–1966
Bob Poke   Labor Tasmania 1968 1956–1974
Max Poulter [b]   Labor Queensland 1968 1962
Edgar Prowse   Country Western Australia 1968 1962–1973
Dame Annabelle Rankin   Liberal Queensland 1968 1947–1971
Clem Ridley   Labor South Australia 1965 1959–1971
Charles Sandford   Labor Victoria 1968 1947–1956, 1957–1966
Malcolm Scott   Liberal Western Australia 1965 1950–1971
Bob Sherrington   Liberal Queensland 1968 1962–1966
Peter Sim [c]   Liberal Western Australia 1964,[d] 1968 1964–1981
Hon. Bill Spooner   Liberal New South Wales 1968 1950–1965
Dame Dorothy Tangney   Labor Western Australia 1968 1943–1968
Jim Toohey   Labor South Australia 1965 1953–1971
Reg Turnbull   Independent Tasmania 1968 1962–1974
Seddon Vincent [c]   Liberal Western Australia 1968 1950–1964
Hon. Harrie Wade [e]   Country Victoria 1968 1956–1964
James Webster [e]   Country Victoria 1966,[d] 1968 1964–1981
Dame Ivy Wedgwood   Liberal Victoria 1965 1950–1971
George Whiteside [b]   Labor Queensland 1963 1962–1963
Don Willesee   Labor Western Australia 1968 1950–1975
Ian Wood   Liberal Queensland 1965 1950–1978
Reg Wright   Liberal Tasmania 1968 1950–1978

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Father of the Senate
  2. ^ a b c Labor Senator Max Poulter died on 2 September 1962; Labor member George Whiteside was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 9 October but he was defeated for the seat at the November 1963 House of Representatives election by Liberal candidate Kenneth Morris.
  3. ^ a b Liberal Party Senator Seddon Vincent died on 9 November 1964; Liberal Party member Peter Sim was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 26 November until a special election at the November 1966 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1968.
  4. ^ a b Appointed to a casual vacancy and only held office until the earlier of the next election for the House of Representatives or the Senate.[2]
  5. ^ a b Country Party Senator Harrie Wade died on 18 November 1964; Country Party member James Webster was appointed to fill the ensuing vacancy on 9 December until a special election at the November 1966 House of Representatives election, when he was elected to complete the term until 30 June 1968.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate 1962". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 21 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b Evans, H. "Filling Casual Vacancies before 1977" (PDF). The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate, Volume 3. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 24 February 2017.