Pat Galvin

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This article is about the politician Pat Galvin. For the public servant, who was the son of the politician Pat Galvin, see Pat Galvin (public servant).
Pat Galvin
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Kingston
In office
28 April 1951 – 26 November 1966
Preceded by Jim Handby
Succeeded by Kay Brownbill
Personal details
Born (1911-03-30)30 March 1911
Quorn, South Australia
Died 24 September 1980(1980-09-24) (aged 69)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Queenie Galvin
Children Pat Galvin, Terry Galvin
Occupation Industrial officer

Patrick "Pat" Galvin OBE (30 March 1911 – 24 September 1980) was an Australian politician. Born in Quorn, South Australia, he was educated at Rostrevor College before becoming an engineer and an organiser of the Australian Society of Engineers. He was also an industrial officer with the Australian Workers' Union. In 1951, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as a member of the Labor Party, defeating Liberal MP Jim Handby for the seat of Kingston. He held the seat until 1966, when he was defeated by Liberal candidate Kay Brownbill. Galvin died in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Jim Handby
Member for Kingston
Succeeded by
Kay Brownbill