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

Senator for Queensland

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 of the Royal Commission on the Pearl-shelling Industry, 1913.


Parliamentary Positions

Temporary Chairman of Committees from 1910 to 1912.

President of the Senate from 9.7.1913 to 8.7.1914.

President of the Senate from 8.10.1914 to 30.6.1926.


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 4.12.1909.


Personal

Born 12.6.1864, County Tipperary, Ireland

Died 19.6.1928, Canterbury

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

Organiser, Australian Workers Union, 1893.

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

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

Sugar and bush worker.

Miner, Charters Towers and Eidsvold goldfields.


Local Government Service

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