Roland Green (Australian politician)

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Roland Green
Roland Green.jpg
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Richmond
In office
16 December 1922 – 23 October 1937
Preceded by Walter Massy-Greene
Succeeded by Larry Anthony
Personal details
Born (1885-10-29)29 October 1885
Died 27 April 1947(1947-04-27) (aged 61)
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Country Party

Roland Frederick Herbert Green (29 October 1885 – 27 April 1947) was an Australian politician. He attended Sydney Boys High School [1] and served in the 6th Battalion AIF in the First World War, until losing a leg at the Battle of Menin Road in Belgium, in September 1917.[2]

To general surprise, Green won the House of Representatives seat of Richmond for the Country Party at the December 1922 election, defeating the sitting member and government minister Walter Massy-Greene. Green used an ingenious punning campaign slogan: “Vote for the Green without an E” (i.e. “a knee”). Lack of an E in his name also gave him precedence on the ballot paper over Massy-Greene (who had not adopted a hyphenated surname at that time).[3]

He remained the member for Richmond until his defeat at the 1937 election by Larry Anthony (senior), another Country Party candidate.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Members of Parliament and Legislatures". Sydney Boys High School Old Boys Union. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Commonwealth Members of Parliament who have served in war". Parliamentary Library. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  3. ^ Lloyd, C.J. "Massy-Greene, Sir Walter (1874–1952)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 2013-03-31. 
  4. ^ "Members of the House of Representatives since 1901". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-10-20. 
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Walter Massy-Greene
Member for Richmond
1922–1937
Succeeded by
Larry Anthony