Thomas Pearsall

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Thomas Pearsall
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Franklin
In office
26 November 1966 – 25 October 1969
Preceded by Bill Falkinder
Succeeded by Ray Sherry
Personal details
Born (1920-04-11)11 April 1920
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died 28 December 2003(2003-12-28) (aged 83)
Queensland, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Occupation Dairy farmer

Thomas Gordon Pearsall (11 April 1920 – 28 December 2003) was an Australian politician. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, he was educated at state schools before becoming a dairy farmer at Kingston. He served in the military from 1940 to 1945 (TX6060 Lt 2/29 Infantry Battalion. POW Malaya and Thai-Burma Railway and served on Kingsborough Council. In 1950, he was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly as a Liberal member for Franklin. In 1966, he transferred to national politics, winning the federal House of Representatives seat of Franklin after the retirement of Bill Falkinder. He was defeated in 1969 by Labor candidate Ray Sherry, and returned to farming. Pearsall died in 2003.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-09. 

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Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Bill Falkinder
Member for Franklin
1966–1969
Succeeded by
Ray Sherry