John Patrick Tierney was born 3 November 1887 at Glen Innes, NSW, the son of Michael Louis Tierney and Margaret Ann Pintox. He married Florence May Love (1886-1968) on 9 November 1905 at Armidale, NSW, and they had two sons and seven daughters. Tierney died at Kingsgrove, NSW on 6 November 1970, aged 83 years; he was buried at Botany Cemetery. He lived at 61 Wyndham Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
John Tierney was the secretary of the NSW Branch of the Australian Meat Industry Employees’ Union. As a Labor alderman he was anti Communist, socially conservative with close links with the trade union movement.
Local government service
John Tierney was an alderman on Alexandria Council 1939-48 representing the East Ward.
‘Municipal and Shire Elections’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 1939, p. 1, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/17558536
‘Commissar For The Carnivores’, Smith’s Weekly, 31 October 1942, p. 11, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article234588288