Tom Andrews (Australian politician)
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
10 December 1949 – 10 December 1955
|Preceded by||New seat|
|Succeeded by||Robert Holt|
|Born||19 October 1900|
|Died||21 November 1974(aged 74)|
|Political party||Labor (1949–55) |
Labor (A-C) (1955)
Thomas William "Tom" 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 was defeated in an attempt to retain Darebin for the Anti-Communists in 1955. Andrews died in 1974.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 20 June 2008.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Darebin
1949 – 1955
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