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KEATING, the Hon. John HenryBiography for KEATING, the Hon. John Henry

Senator for Tasmania

Nationalist Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 1901. Re-elected 1906, 1913, 1914 and 1917. Defeated at general elections 1922.

Ministerial Appointments

Cabinet Minister from 5.7.1905 to 13.11.1908.

Honorary Minister from 5.7.1905 to 12.10.1906.

Vice-President of the Executive Council from 12.10.1906 to 20.2.1907.

Minister for Home Affairs from 24.1.1907 to 13.11.1908.

Committee Service

Senate Standing: Parliamentary Library from 6.6.1901 to 6.11.1922; Disputed Returns and Qualifications from 13.8.1913 to 30.6.1923.

Senate Select: Steamship Communication between Australia and Tasmania from 26.7.1901 to 25.9.1902 (Chair from 26.7.1901 to 25.9.1902); Old-age Pensions from 19.5.1904 to 27.2.1905; Tobacco Monopoly from 31.8.1905 to 21.12.1905; General Elections from 2.10.1913 to 30.10.1913; Mr Teesdale Smith's Contract?Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta Railway from 3.6.1914 to 10.6.1914; Mount Balfour (Tasmania) Post-office from 19.8.1915 to 5.11.1915.

Joint Statutory: Public Works from 22.10.1914 to 26.3.1917.

Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Visited England at the invitation of the Imperial Parliamentary Association, 1916.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Government Whip in the Senate.

Other Positions

President of the Australian Natives' Association from 1895.

Secretary and Organiser of the Northern Tasmanian Federation League.


Born 28.6.1872, Hobart, Australia

Died 31.10.1940, Melbourne


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament



Appointed Officier de l'Instruction Publique (France), 1924.