Llewellyn Atkinson

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The Honourable
Llewellyn Atkinson
Nla1ndBruceMinistry.jpg
Atkinson in Stanley Bruce's second ministry, standing on far right
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Wilmot
In office
12 December 1906 – 12 October 1929
Preceded by Norman Cameron
Succeeded by Joseph Lyons
Personal details
Born (1867-12-18)18 December 1867
Launceston, Tasmania
Died 1 November 1945(1945-11-01) (aged 77)
Latrobe, Tasmania
Nationality Australian
Political party Anti-Socialist (1906–09)
Liberal (1909–17)
Nationalist (1917–21)
Country (1921–28)
Nationalist (1928–29)

Llewellyn Atkinson (18 December 1867 – 1 November 1945) was an Australian politician.

Atkinson was born in Launceston, Tasmania. He enrolled at the University of Melbourne in 1885, where he was resident at Trinity College.[1] He was elected to the Australian House of Representatives of Wilmot at the 1906 election and held it until his defeat by Joseph Lyons at the 1929 election, representing successively the Free Trade Party, the Anti-Socialist Party, the Commonwealth Liberal Party, the Nationalist Party and the Country Party.[2] He was appointed Vice-President of the Executive Council in the first Bruce Ministry from February 1923 to June 1926. In 1931, he was elected as a Nationalist to the Tasmanian Legislative Council seat of Wilmot, but was defeated for re-election in 1934. He died in Latrobe.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Calendar of Trinity College (Melbourne: The College, 1897), p. 213.
  2. ^ "Members of the Senate since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  3. ^ "Atkinson, Llewellyn". The Parliament of Tasmania from 1856. Parliament of Tasmania. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
Political offices
Preceded by
John Earle
Vice-President of the Executive Council
1923–1926
Succeeded by
George Pearce
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Norman Cameron
Member for Wilmot
1906–1929
Succeeded by
Joseph Lyons