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GIVENS, the Hon. Henry ThomasBiography for GIVENS, the Hon. Henry Thomas

Senator for (Qld)

National Labour

Parliamentary Service

State: Elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cairns, 1899. Defeated at general elections 1902.

Federal: Elected to the Senate for Queensland 1903. Re-elected 1910, 1914, 1919 and 1925. Died in Office, 19.6.1928.

Parliamentary Appointments

Member, Royal Commission on Pearling Industry, 1913

Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 1910 to 1912

President of the Senate from 09.07.1913 to 08.07.1914

President of the Senate from 08.10.1914 to 30.06.1926

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Printing from 21.2.1907 to 1910; Standing Orders from 27.8.1913 to 1926; Library from 27.8.1913 to 1926; House from 27.8.1913 to 1926.

Senate Select: Press Cable Service from 22.10.1909 to 1909.


Born 12.6.1864, County Tipperary, Ireland

Died 19.6.1928, Canterbury


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Sugar and bush worker

Miner, Charters Towers and Eidsvold goldfields

Foundation member, Queensland Miners' Union and the Australian Miners' Association

Organiser, Australian Workers Union, 1893

Proprietor, Cairns Daily Times later the Trinity Times, 1899-1902