Stephen Barker (politician)

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Stephen Barker
Stephen Barker.jpg
Senator for Victoria
In office
1 July 1910 – 30 June 1920
In office
1 July 1923 – 21 June 1924
Succeeded by Joseph Hannan
Personal details
Born 1845
London, England
Died 21 June 1924 (aged 78–79)
Nationality English Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Tailor, unionist

Stephen Barker (1845 – 21 June 1924) was an English-born Australian politician. Born in London, he received a primary education before becoming a tailor. He migrated to Australia where he became an organiser of the Tramways Union. He served as secretary of the Melbourne Trades Hall Council from 1901 to 1910. In 1910, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator from Victoria. He was defeated in 1919, but re-elected in 1922. However, he died in 1924, and Joseph Hannan was appointed as his replacement.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-11.