Edward Vardon

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Edward Vardon
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Senator for South Australia
In office
16 February 1921 – 4 August 1921
Preceded by Robert Guthrie
Succeeded by Appointment lapsed
In office
9 August 1921 – 15 December 1922
Preceded by Re-appointed
Succeeded by Bert Hoare
Personal details
Born (1866-11-10)10 November 1866
Adelaide, South Australia
Died 23 February 1937(1937-02-23) (aged 70)
Nationality Australian
Political party Nationalist (1921–22)
Liberal (1922–23)
Occupation Businessman

Edward Charles Vardon (10 November 1866 – 23 February 1937) was an Australian politician. Born in Adelaide, South Australia, he was the son of Joseph Vardon, later an Australian Senator. He was educated at North Adelaide Grammar School before becoming chairman of the family printing company. From 1910-1912, he served as President of the South Australian Chamber of Manufacturers, and was the Nationalist member for Sturt in the South Australian House of Assembly 1918-1921. On 16 February 1921, he was appointed to the Australian Senate, filling the casual vacancy caused by the death of Senator Robert Guthrie. The appointment lapsed due to lack of confirmation by the South Australian Parliament, but he was re-appointed on 9 August. He contested the 1922 election as a member of the Liberal Party, a group of disaffected Nationalists opposing the leadership of Prime Minister Billy Hughes. He was defeated, and died in 1937.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-11-23.