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Thomas Patrick (Tom) Howard (1880–1949)

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Mr. Thomas Patrick Howard, who died at his home in Sturt street on Saturday, was a well-known South Australian trade union leader and labor politician.

The late Mr. Howard, whose funeral was held this afternoon, was 69.

Born in Gilbert street on March 13, 1888, he early became a force in the trade union movement and the Australian Labor Party.

For many years he was secretary of the Painters' Union and the Trades and Labor Council.

He was also a member of the State Industrial Board, and for five years represented Adelaide in the State House of Assembly. He won the seat as a Lang Labor candidate.

The late Mr. Howard leaves a wife, a daughter, Mrs. C. Fairley, and a son, Mr. Gerald Howard.

Mr. J. C. Howard, secretary of the National Safety Council, is a brother.

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'Howard, Thomas Patrick (Tom) (1880–1949)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 July 2024.

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13 March, 1880
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


9 July, 1949 (aged 69)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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