John Adamson (Queensland politician)
|Senator for Queensland|
1 July 1920 – 2 May 1922
|Succeeded by||John MacDonald|
18 February 1857|
|Died||2 May 1922(aged 65)|
|Political party||Labor (1907–17)
On 18 May 1907 (the 1907 Queensland state election), Adamson was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland as the Labour member for Maryborough, serving until 2 October 1909 (the 1909 Queensland state election).
On 25 February 1911, he was elected as the member for Rockhampton, serving until 21 March 1917. He was Secretary for Railways from 1 June 1915 to 2 October 1916. Adamson left the Labor Party in the wake of the 1916 split over conscription, joining the Nationalist Party.
In 1919, he was elected to the Australian Senate as a Nationalist Senator for Queensland. He served in the Senate from 1 July 1920 until his death on 2 May 1922. Following his death, the Queensland Government (then controlled by the Australian Labor Party) appointed John MacDonald, a Labor member, as his replacement.
- Adamson, John (1857 - 1922) — Australian Dictionary of Biography
- "Alphabetical Register of Members of the Legislative Assembly 1860-2012 and the Legislative Council 1860-1922". Queensland Parliament. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
- 1919 Queensland Senate Election — Psephos: Adam Carr's Electoral Archive
- Adamson Index of Senate appointments 1901-2003 — Psephos: Adam Carr's Electoral Archive
- "Adamson, John". Grave Location Search. Brisbane City Council. Retrieved 5 February 2014.
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