Tom Cahill (Australian politician)

Thomas Cahill (12 February 1924 – 23 June 1983) was an Australian politician, affiliated with the Australian Labor Party and elected as a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.


The son of John Joseph Cahill, Premier of New South Wales from 1952 to 1959, and his wife Esme, he was born in Marrickville, New South Wales. He was educated at De La Salle College, Marrickville, and then became a bank officer, working with the Rural Bank for nineteen years. He served in the Second Australian Imperial Force, 31/51st Battalion, from 1942 to 1946 in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Cahill joined the Clemton park branch of the Australian Labor Party in 1953 and was elected to the Legislative Assembly as member for Cook's River in 1959. He represented this electorate until the 1973 election, when he moved to the seat of Marrickville, which he held until his death in 1983 at Kingsgrove, New South Wales.

He married Valerie Bryant on 5 February 1949, and they had one daughter and three sons.


"Mr Thomas James CAHILL". Members of Parliament. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Joseph Cahill
Member for Cook's River
1959 1973
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Norm Ryan
Member for Marrickville
1973 1983
Succeeded by
Andrew Refshauge
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