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Riordan, David

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Birth Date: 23 July 1886 (Mackay, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 15 October 1936 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: William Riordan and Mary (nee Walsh)

Family: Gertrude Anne Purcell on 16 April 1913 at Cairns, 2 daughters

Education: Mackay and Cairns State schools

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: David's brother Ernest Riordan was the Member for Bowen 1936-1944; Flinders 1950-1954; David's brother William was a Member of the Legislative Council 1917-1922


Labourer; Railway constructor, timber and mining camps; Railway guard Etheridge line to 1918

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Assembly ALP Burke 16 Mar 1918 16 Sep 1929

Other Seats: Member of the House of Representatives (Federal), Labor, KENNEDY, Qld, 12 Oct 1929 to 15 Oct 1936

Additional Information

Sources: Image courtesy of National Library of Australia nla.obj-136784409; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Hughes, Colin A and BD Graham, Voting for the Queensland Legislative Assembly 1890-1964, (Canberra: ANU, Department of Political Science, 1974)