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Mr Thomas Michael KEEGAN (1878 - 1937)**

  • Date of Birth: 29/05/1878
  • Place of Birth: Ararat, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 14/09/1937
  • Place of Death: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly14 Oct 191012 Apr 193524yr(s) 5mth(s) 30day(s)
Member for Glebe14 Oct 19106 Nov 19133yr(s) 24day(s)
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Member for Glebe6 Dec 191321 Feb 19173yr(s) 2mth(s) 16day(s)
23rd (1913 - 1917)
Member for Glebe24 Mar 191718 Feb 19202yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)
Member for Balmain18 Oct 192117 Feb 19224mth(s)
25th (1920 - 1922)
Member for Balmain25 Mar 192218 Apr 19253yr(s) 25day(s)
26th (1922 - 1925)
Member for Balmain30 May 19257 Sep 19272yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)
27th (1925 - 1927)
Member for Glebe8 Oct 192718 Sep 19302yr(s) 11mth(s) 11day(s)
28th (1927 - 1930)
Member for Glebe25 Oct 193018 May 19321yr(s) 6mth(s) 24day(s)
29th (1930 - 1932)
Member for Glebe11 Jun 193212 Apr 19352yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)
30th (1932 - 1935)
Minister for Local Government27 May 192718 Oct 19274mth(s) 22day(s)
The Governor’s Opening Speech Committee No.116 Nov 191016 Nov 19101day
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Increase in House Rents Committee No.1617 Oct 191125 Mar 19125mths 9days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Increase in House Rents Committee No.812 Sep 19125 Nov 19121mth 25days
22nd (1910 - 1913)
Petition of Thomas Michael Slattery Committee No. 76 Jul 191513 Apr 19169mths 8days
23rd (1913 - 1917)
The Governor's Opening Speech Committee No. 118 Jul 191621 Dec 19165mths 4days
23rd (1913 - 1917)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP). Parkes delegate to 1901 conference, secretary for Glebe League, member for central executive in 1904.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Labourer. Educated to primary school level; miner at Wyalong where active in the union and lost employment, later in Parkes district; moved to Sydney c.1901, employed by Sydney City Council; foundation member of Glebe Local Distress Society.


Son of John Walter Keegan, miner, and Mary Flood, Irish migrants. Married (1) Marie Hallan in c.1902 and had issue, 1 daughter and 2 sons. Married (2) Doris Martin in c.1927. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Rookwood cemetery from St James' Roman Catholic church in Forest Lodge.

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