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O'Sullivan, Hon Thomas

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Birth Date: 13 December 1856 (Ipswich, Queensland, Australia)

Death Date: 22 February 1953 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: Patrick O'Sullivan and Mary (nee Real)

Family: Rosanna Mellin on 20 January 1886, 3 sons, 2 daughters

Education: Ipswich State and St. Mary's schools

Religion: Roman Catholic

Relationship to Politician: Son of Patrick O'Sullivan, member for Ipswich, West Moreton, Burke and Stanley


Articled to C. E. Chubb, 1873; Barrister, 1900; King's Counsellor, 1911; Judge, District Court, 1915; Justice, Supreme Court of Queensland, 1921 to 1926

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 24 Sep 1903 25 Jan 1906
Assembly MIN Warwick 10 Feb 1906 5 Feb 1908 By election
Council NONE Legislative Council 18 Feb 1908 9 Dec 1915

Parliamentary Service

Description From To
Attorney-General 29 Oct 1908 1 Jun 1915
Secretary for Agriculture 18 Feb 1908 29 Oct 1908
Secretary for Public Works and Agriculture 6 Feb 1907 19 Nov 1907
Secretary for Public Works 19 Jan 1906 6 Feb 1907
Representative of Government in Legislative Council 24 Sep 1903 19 Jan 1906

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Central Sugar Cane Prices Board; President, Queensland Irish Association

Sources: Image courtesy of John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland, Neg: 68170; 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); Stevenson, Brian F, 'O'Sullivan, Thomas (1856 - 1953)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 11, Melbourne University Press, 1988, pp 108-109

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 30 August 2017]