John Thomson (Australian politician)

John Thomson (Australian politician)

John Thomson (1862 – 14 July 1934) was an Australian politician. Born near Taree, New South Wales, he received a primary education before becoming a shopkeeper and grazier at Taree. He was an alderman on Taree Council before becoming a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly from 1901-04, representing Manning for the Progressive Party. In 1906, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as a Protectionist, defeating Henry Lee of the Anti-Socialist Party for the seat of Cowper. In 1909 he became a member of the Commonwealth Liberal Party, the result of a fusion between the Protectionists and the Anti-Socialists. In 1917 he became a member of the Liberal Party's successor, the Nationalist Party of Australia. He was defeated in 1919 by future Prime Minister Earle Page, of the Farmers and Settlers Association, who joined the Country Party when it was formed in 1920. Thomson retired from politics and died in 1934.cite web|last=Carr|first=Adam|title=Australian Election Archive|work=Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive|url=|year=2008|accessdate=2008-05-17]


NAME = Thomson, John
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Australian politician
PLACE OF BIRTH = Taree, New South Wales
DATE OF DEATH = 14 July 1934

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