Tom Andrews (Australian politician)

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Tom Andrews
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Darebin
In office
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byRobert Holt
Personal details
Born(1900-10-19)19 October 1900
Kalino, Victoria
Died21 November 1974(1974-11-21) (aged 74)
Political partyDemocratic Labor Party (1955-1974)
Other political
Labor (1949–1955)

Thomas William Andrews (19 October 1900 – 21 November 1974) was an Australian politician. Born in Kalino, Victoria, he was educated at state schools in Ballarat. From 1917-49 he was a teacher in state schools, as well as an official with the Teachers' Union. He sat on Preston City Council and was a member of the 1947 Royal Commission on Victorian Education. In 1949, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Darebin.

In 1955, Andrews was expelled from the Labor Party and, together with six other MPs, formed the Australian Labor Party (Anti-Communist), precursor to the Democratic Labor Party. He went on to lose the seat of Darebin at the subsequent federal election, held the same year.

Andrews would go on to contest the division of Darebin and its successor Scullin for the Democratic Labor Party at every Federal election between 1958 and 1972. Andrews died in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Darebin
1949 – 1955
Succeeded by