Thomas Sheehan

Engine Driver

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman Newtown 1935 1937
  • Alderman Thomas Sheehan JP, Newtown Municipal Council, 1935-37 (Marrickville Council Library and History Services, N3.282af)

Family background

Thomas (Tom) Sheehan was married Annie O’Mara; they had four children. He was described by a political correspondent in the Sydney Morning Herald as ‘that roley-poleyish epitome of good fellowship’ (Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1943, p8 He died on 26 March 1955.

Occupation & interests

Sheehan was an official of the Australian Federated Union of Locomotive Enginemen.

Parliamentary service

Sheehan successfully ran as the Labor candidate for Cook in the Federal election of 1937. He heldĀ the seat until his death in 1955.

Local government service

Tom Sheehan was an alderman on Newtown Council in 1935-37, representing Enmore Ward.


Sydney Morning Herald, 31 July 1943, p8



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