John Jennings
John Jennings.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for South Sydney
In office
19 December 1931 – 15 September 1934
Preceded byEdward Riley
Succeeded bySeat abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Watson
In office
15 September 1934 – 21 September 1940
Preceded byNew seat
Succeeded byMax Falstein
Personal details
Born(1878-12-19)19 December 1878
Melbourne, Victoria
Died20 December 1968(1968-12-20) (aged 90)
Political partyUnited Australia Party

John Thomas Jennings (19 December 1878 – 20 December 1968) was an Australian politician. Born in Melbourne, he attended state schools before becoming a retailer of dental supplies. He underwent military service 1899-1901 and served in South Africa with the Victorian Mounted Rifles. In 1931, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the United Australia Party member for South Sydney in New South Wales. South Sydney was abolished in 1934 and replaced with Watson; Jennings contested Watson and won. He held the seat until 1940, when he was defeated by Labor candidate Max Falstein. Jennings died in 1968.[1]

Between 1928 and 1958 he served as National President of the Australian Dental Trade Association (ADTA) which now trades as the Australian Dental Industry Association (ADIA). He remains that organization's longest serving Federal President.

Jennings was the brother of Albert Victor Jennings, founder of the A.V. Jennings building company in Melbourne, Australia, and the uncle of Doug Jennings.


  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
Civic offices
Preceded by
John Dunningham
Mayor of Randwick
1929 – 1930
Succeeded by
Arthur Moverly
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Edward Riley
Member for South Sydney
1931 – 1934
Succeeded by
Seat abolished
Preceded by
New seat
Member for Watson
1934 – 1940
Succeeded by
Max Falstein