Thomas Williams (Australian politician)
Thomas Francis Williams (7 April 1897 – 1992) was an Australian politician.
|Member of the Australian Parliament|
21 August 1943 – 10 December 1949
|Preceded by||Eric Spooner|
|Succeeded by||Roger Dean|
|Born||7 April 1897|
Young, New South Wales
|Died||1992 (aged 94–95)|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
In 1943 Williams gained Australian Labor Party (ALP) pre-selection for the Australian House of Representatives electorate of Robertson and defeated sitting United Australia Party (UAP) member Eric Spooner at the 1943 federal election.
Following the death in office of Prime Minister John Curtin on 5 July 1945, Williams urged that the caucus leadership ballot should be deferred until the return of H.V. Evatt from overseas, whom Williams described as "the biggest man in political life in Australia". Instead, the caucus elected Ben Chifley as leader of the ALP parliamentary leader (and thus Prime Minister).
- Abjorensen, N. (2016) The Manner of Their Going, Australian Scholarly Publishing: Kew. ISBN 978 1 925333 21 3.
- Abjorensen, p. 120.
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
|Parliament of Australia|
| Member for Robertson
1943 – 1949