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James Cunningham (1879 – 4 July 1943) was an Australian politician. Born in Western Australia, he received a primary education before becoming a goldminer at Norseman and then Boulder. He was secretary of the Federated Miners' Union before his election to the Western Australian Legislative Council in 1916 as a Labor member. In 1922 he left the council, but in 1923 he was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Assembly as the member for Kalgoorlie. He was an honorary minister 1924-1927 and held the portfolios of Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Goldfields and Minister for Water Supply 1927-1930. In 1936 he left the Assembly and in 1937 he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Labor Senator for Western Australia. On 1 July 1941 he was elected President of the Senate, serving until his death on 4 July 1943.[1]

References

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. http://psephos.adam-carr.net/countries/a/australia. Retrieved 2008-11-19.  
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
John Hayes
President of the Senate
1941 – 1943
Succeeded by
Gordon Brown

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