Sir Edward Aloysius MCTIERNAN (1892 - 1990)**
- Date of Birth: 16/02/1892
- Place of Birth: Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia
- Date of Death: 09/01/1990
- Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly||20 Mar 1920||7 Sep 1927||7yr(s) 5mth(s) 19day(s)|
|Member for Western Suburbs||20 Mar 1920||17 Feb 1922||1yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)|
25th (1920 - 1922)
|Member for Western Suburbs||25 Mar 1922||13 Apr 1925||3yr(s) 20day(s)|
26th (1922 - 1925)
|Member for Western Suburbs||30 May 1925||7 Sep 1927||2yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)|
27th (1925 - 1927)
|Minister of Justice||13 Apr 1920||21 Dec 1920||8mth(s) 9day(s)|
|Attorney General||13 Apr 1920||10 Oct 1921||1yr(s) 5mth(s) 28day(s)|
|Attorney General||10 Oct 1921||20 Dec 1921||2mth(s) 11day(s)|
|Attorney General||20 Dec 1921||13 Apr 1922||3mth(s) 25day(s)|
|Attorney General||17 Jun 1925||26 May 1927||1yr(s) 11mth(s) 10day(s)|
|Acting Minister of Justice||11 Feb 1927||26 May 1927||3mth(s) 16day(s)|
Political Party Activity
Australian Labor Party (ALP). Member of Leichhardt branch when elected to Parliament.
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Lawyer (barrister). Educated at Marist Brothers' College, Darlinghurst and University of Sydney., BA in 1912, LLB. First class honours in 1915; clerk in public service from 1911 until 1912, left to become a junior law clerk; called to the Bar in 1916, read in chambers of G.E Flannery, then became an associate to Justice Rich; resumed practice after retirement from state politics in 1927; lecturer at University of Sydney Law School from 1928 until 1929; judge of High Court of Australia from 1930 until 1976; author in 1919; Australia Club; Papal Privy Chamberlain in 1928. Representative of New South Wales Government in London.
Knight of the British Empire (KBE) in 1951. Privy Councillor in 1963
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Member of the House of Representatives for Parkes 1929 until 1930.
Son of Patrick McTiernan, police officer, and Isabella Diamond, schoolteacher and Irish migrants. Married Kathleen Lloyd on 27 December 1948. Catholic.
Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Edward Aloysius McTiernan - telegram to Robert Towers Gillies, 1926 (MLDOC 2516)
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