History Resources - Members of Parliament

James McDonald

James McDonald

Surname: McDONALD

Given Names: James

Title and Honours: Mr


Date and Place of Birth: 12 January 1877 - Newstead, Victoria

Date of Death: 17 October 1947 - Launceston, Tasmania


House of Assembly: 26 June 1915 (by-election)

Electorate: Bass

Party: ALP

Positions Held:

Date of Departure: 25 March 1916

Reason for Departure: Defeated.

Legislative Council: (1) 2 May 1916 (2) 8 May 1928

Electorate: Gordon

Party: ALP

Positions Held: Minister

Date of Departure: (1) 2 May 1922 (2) 17 October 1947

Reason for Departure: (1) Defeated. (2) Died in office.


Father of J.J. McDonald & T.R. McDonald MHA. Re-elected unopposed 1940 and 1946.

House of Assembly Long Room Picture: 336

House of Assembly Long Room Picture Number indicates each Member's position in the photographic record.

Source: Parliament of Tasmania Members Biographical Database, Tasmanian Parliamentary Library.

Additional Reference Material:

A Handbook of Australian Government and Politics, 1890-1964 [by] Colin A. Hughes and B. D. Graham. Canberra, ANU Press, 1968. Biographical Register of the Tasmanian Parliament, 1851-1960 / Scott Bennett and Barbara Bennett. Canberra : ANU, 1980.