Thomas Ahearn (Australian politician)

Thomas Ahearn
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Sandgate
In office
3 August 1957  28 May 1960
Preceded by Herbert Robinson
Succeeded by Harry Dean
Personal details
Born Thomas Gipps Ahearn
(1929-08-06) 6 August 1929
Nanango, Queensland, Australia
Political party Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Sonia Rochelle Davies (m.1952 d.2016)
Alma mater University of Queensland
Occupation Mechanical engineer
Religion Church of England

Thomas Gipps Ahearn (born 6 August 1929) was a member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly.[1]


Ahearn was born at Nanango, Queensland, the son of Leslie Norman Ahearn and his wife Hilda Christina (née Hansen). He was educated at the Toowoomba Anglican College and Preparatory School, the Slade School, Warwick, and Toowoomba Grammar School before going on to the University of Queensland. He was the senior chemistry master at the The Southport School in 1949-1950 and in 1957 established the company TH Ahearn and Co which he ran until 1997.[1]

On the 28th June 1952 he married Sonia Rochelle Davies (died 2016)[2] and together had a son and two daughters.[1]

Public career

Ahearn won the seat of Sandgate for the Liberal Party at the 1957 Queensland state election, defeating Harry Dean of the ALP and the sitting member, Herbert Robinson of the QLP. Ahearn held the seat for one term, losing to Harry Dean in 1960.[3]


  1. 1 2 3 "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  2. Search for Notices - Name Search The Ryerson Index. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  3. Dean, Harold (Harry) Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Herbert Robinson
Member for Sandgate
Succeeded by
Harry Dean
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