The Hon. Peter Ffrench LOUGHLIN (1881 - 1960)**

  • Date of Birth: 12/12/1881
  • Place of Birth: Braidwood, New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of Death: 11/07/1960
  • Place of Death: Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia

Parliamentary Service

Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly24 Mar 191712 Apr 193518yr(s) 20day(s)
Member for Burrangong24 Mar 191718 Feb 19202yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s)
24th (1917 - 1920)
Member for Cootamundra20 Mar 192017 Feb 19221yr(s) 10mth(s) 29day(s)
25th (1920 - 1922)
Member for Cootamundra25 Mar 192218 Apr 19253yr(s) 25day(s)
26th (1922 - 1925)
Member for Cootamundra30 May 19257 Sep 19272yr(s) 3mth(s) 9day(s)
27th (1925 - 1927)
Member for Goulburn11 Jun 193212 Apr 19352yr(s) 10mth(s) 2day(s)
30th (1932 - 1935)
Secretary for Lands and Minister for Forests13 Apr 192010 Oct 19211yr(s) 5mth(s) 28day(s)
Secretary for Lands and Minister for Forests10 Oct 192120 Dec 19212mth(s) 11day(s)
Secretary for Lands and Minister for Forests20 Dec 192113 Apr 19223mth(s) 25day(s)
Secretary for Lands and Minister for Forests17 Jun 192519 Nov 19261yr(s) 5mth(s) 3day(s)

Political Party Activity

Australian Labor Party (ALP), deputy leader from 1923 until 1926, left party in 1926; stood as an Independent in 1930; United Australia Party in 1932, councillor from 1934 until 1940.

Qualifications, occupations and interests

Schoolteacher and farmer. Educated at Girrinderra and Goulburn; joined Education Department in 1900, taught at various country schools until 1917; proof reader of Goulburn evening Post after 1927; farmer and grazier at Carcoar and Mandurama districts; retired to Pennant Hills in 1950's; active in anti-conscription campaign from 1916 until 1917; author in 1924


Son of John Loughlin, police constable, and Sarah Jane Ffrench. Married Louisa Davis on 16 April 1906 at Cowra and had issue, 5 daughters and 2 sons. Roman Catholic. Funeral at Field of Mars cemetery from St Joachim's Roman Catholic Church at Thornleigh.

Additional Information

Personal papers in the Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales: Peter F.Loughlin - illuminated testimonial, 1927 (A7001)