John Tierney


Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Alexandria 1939 1948
  • Alexandria alderman John Patrick Tierney (Alexandria, the Birmingham of Australia: 75 years of progress, 1868-1943)

Family background

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,

‘Commissar For The Carnivores’, Smith’s Weekly, 31 October 1942, p. 11,


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