Ted Maher (politician)

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Ted Maher
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Senator for Queensland
In office
22 February 1950 – 30 June 1965
Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
In office
15 July 1936 – 21 May 1941
Preceded by A.E. Moore
Succeeded by Frank Nicklin
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Rosewood
In office
11 May 1929 – 11 June 1932
Preceded by William Cooper
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for West Moreton
In office
11 June 1932 – 27 October 1949
Preceded by New seat
Succeeded by Seat abolished
Personal details
Born (1891-06-08)8 June 1891
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Died 31 December 1982(1982-12-31) (aged 91)
Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Country Party
Other political
Country and Progressive National Party
Spouse(s) Mary Augusta Crowe, Esme Slaughter
Occupation Grazier, Businessman

Edmund Bede "Ted" Maher CBE (8 June 1891 – 31 December 1982) was an Australian politician, Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament of Queensland 1936 to 1941 and Federal senator 1950 to 1965.[1]

Born in Forbes, New South Wales, he was educated at Catholic schools before becoming a post office worker and stock agent. In 1921, he moved to Queensland, becoming a grazier, as well as a businessman and company director. In 1929 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Country Party member for Rosewood, transferring to West Moreton in 1932. He served briefly as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Country Party in 1936. In 1949 he left the Assembly and was elected to the Australian Senate as a Country Party Senator for Queensland. He remained in the Senate until his retirement in 1964, taking effect in 1965. Maher died in 1982.[2]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
Political offices
Preceded by
A.E. Moore
Leader of the Opposition of Queensland
Succeeded by
Frank Nicklin
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
William Cooper
Member for Rosewood
New seat Member for West Moreton